Please join me in becoming an original co-sponsor of legislation that would reinstate and make permanent
miscellaneous itemized deductions. These deductions were suspended for taxable years 2018 through 2025 in the Republican “tax cuts.”
We write to invite you to join us as a co-sponsor of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2019. In celebration of Women’s History Month this March, and in celebration of VAWA’s 25th Anniversary since enactment, we call on
all who care about these issues to stand with us as we seek to reauthorize VAWA in this 116th Congress. VAWA 2013 expired on September 30, 2018. We must act to address the urgent need to reauthorize these important provisions, while making the
modest enhancements that are reflected in VAWA 2019.
We write to request your support on an appropriations request of $10 million to fund Dodd-Frank’s Small Dollar Loan Program which is administered by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).
Employers have borne a heavy burden since 9/11 as our Reserve forces transitioned from a Strategic Reserve model to an Operational Reserve. One weekend a month and two weeks a year has yielded to repeated mobilizations and long deployments. Since 2001,
“the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) has mobilized more than 280,000 soldiers, while the Army National Guard (ARNG) has mobilized almost twice that number, more than 525,000 soldiers.” An overlooked cost has fallen
on employers and colleagues, who frequently shoulder additional work. As Co-Chairs of the National Guard and Reserve Caucus, we invite you to co-sponsor
H.R. 801, the Reserve Component Employer Incentive, Compensation, and Relief Act of 2019. This will ease employers’ burden and incentivize hiring of Reservist and National Guardsmen.
The Committee on Financial Services invites you to testify before the Committee about your interests and priorities as it relates to the policies under the Committee’s jurisdiction for the 116thCongress. The hearing will take place on Wednesday,
April 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members will be provided five minutes to present their oral testimony and may also submit written testimony in advance.
Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 2, symbolizes how far into 2019 women must work to earn what men were paid in 2018 alone. To highlight this critical disparity, we will introduce the Equal Pay Day Resolution on Tuesday, April 2. We hope you will
join us as a cosponsor.
We urge you to join us in supporting the United States Postal Service by signing onto our letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services to include the following language in the Subcommittee base text,
“The Postal Service shall maintain and comply with service standards for First Class mail and periodicals effect as of July 1, 2012. None of the funds provided in this Act shall be used to consolidate or close small rural or other small post offices
and Mail Processing Facilities in fiscal year 2020.”
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