End Lead’s Toxic Legacy: Cosponsor the Lead Free Future Act

Lead exposure changes the structure and function of children’s developing brains, causing damage that cannot be repaired. Children who are born developmentally healthy become impaired simply because they live in homes with chipping, peeling lead-based paint,
lead in the water they drink, and lead in the soil where they play. Lead exposure leads to poorer academic performance, behavioral health problems, and lifelong diminished opportunity. A 2017 study by Pew Charitable Trusts found a combined average return of
$2.77 for every dollar spent removing lead-based paint hazards and replacing lead service lines in pre-1978 housing. This return on investment is derived from both lowered education and health costs and increased tax revenue, as a result of avoiding the lifelong
adverse outcomes of lead exposure.

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Emergency Campus Aid

Every American, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, disability, or family circumstance should have the opportunity to attend a higher education institution and achieve a meaningful degree. Great strides have been made to increase college enrollment
for low-and middle-income individuals, however, the opportunity to pursue a degree does not guarantee college completion. Unfortunately, students whose families are in the bottom half of the income distribution earn credentials at a lower rate than their peers
in the upper half of the income distribution.  Unanticipated emergencies, like a flat tire, losing a job unexpectedly, or a sudden health issue should not be the reason why a student does not complete their degree or credential. And yet, for too many low-income
students, these non-tuition costs can be the financial tipping point that causes them to drop out.

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Cosponsor the Startup in a Day Act (H.R. 3076)

Sending Office: Brownley (CA), Julia Sent By: Daniel.Dick@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsor the Startup in a Day Act (H.R. 3076) Dear Colleague: I write to request your support for the Startup in a Day Act (H.R. 3706), which would provide Small Business Administration’s (SBA) grants to state and local communities to […]

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End Lead’s Toxic Legacy: Cosponsor the Lead Free Future Act

Lead exposure changes the structure and function of children’s developing brains, causing damage that cannot be repaired. Children who are born developmentally healthy become impaired simply because they live in homes with chipping, peeling lead-based paint,
lead in the water they drink, and lead in the soil where they play. Lead exposure leads to poorer academic performance, behavioral health problems, and lifelong diminished opportunity. A 2017 study by Pew Charitable Trusts found a combined average return of
$2.77 for every dollar spent removing lead-based paint hazards and replacing lead service lines in pre-1978 housing. This return on investment is derived from both lowered education and health costs and increased tax revenue, as a result of avoiding the lifelong
adverse outcomes of lead exposure.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Retirement Savings for Family Caregivers

As Americans across the country seek to ensure they have a strong safety net for their retirement, it is important that the federal government provides adequate access to retirement savings vehicles. Under current law, employees aged 50 and older are eligible
to utilize catch-up contributions to make additional deposits to their 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and other eligible retirement accounts.

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HEMP FOR VICTORY ACT

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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Emergency Campus Aid – Original Cosponsors

Every American, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, disability, or family circumstance should have the opportunity to attend a higher education institution and achieve a meaningful degree. Great strides have been made to increase college enrollment
for low-and middle-income individuals, however, the opportunity to pursue a degree does not guarantee college completion. Unfortunately, students whose families are in the bottom half of the income distribution earn credentials at a lower rate than their peers
in the upper half of the income distribution.  Unanticipated emergencies, like a flat tire, losing a job unexpectedly, or a sudden health issue should not be the reason why a student does not complete their degree or credential. And yet, for too many low-income
students, these non-tuition costs can be the financial tipping point that causes them to drop out.

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Be an Original Cosponsor of the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019 (DEADLINE: Noon, Thursday, September 12th)

All public companies are required to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to provide investors with the information needed to make sound investments. These reports include metrics regarding the company’s business practices
and finances, as specified by the SEC. However, the SEC currently has no rule requiring companies to disclose information related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.

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Help Protect Law Enforcement

Just after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning a man opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio. In less than a minute the shooter was able to kill 9 people and injure 27others. The weapon used by the shooter was a .223 caliber AR-15 style pistol, similar to
an AR-15 style rifle but more concealable due to its shorter barrel. These types of weapons are concealable, fire armor-piercing ammunition, and are specifically designed to circumvent the National Firearms Act (NFA), a federal law regulating the manufacture,
transfer, and possession of firearms.

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