Cosponsor: Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830)

We invite you to cosponsor the Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830), to make the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) work better for our nation’s farm
families. This bipartisan bill would lift the de facto prohibition on construction, expansion, or repair of agricultural structures like barns, sheds, and silos in areas designated at risk of floods by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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COSPONSOR H.R. 1865, THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM COMMEMORATIVE COIN ACT

As co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, we ask you to join us in supporting law enforcement by cosponsoring H.R. 1865, the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act.  H.R. 1865 directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin in 2021
in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC.  The Museum, which was authorized by an act of Congress in 2000 (Public Law 106-492), formally opened on October 13, 2018 in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square – across
the street from the National Law Enforcement Memorial. 

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Support Minority, Women, and Low-Income Banks & Credit Unions

Black banks have long
served low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing mortgages, opportunities to build credit, and welcoming places to deposit earnings, but they are now in danger of disappearing.  The

New Market Tax Credit (NMTC), a venture capital program intended to attract investment to these lower income neighborhoods which need it the most, has instead put money in the pockets of a few wealthy developers.  Additionally, the Great Recession hit black
banks hard. Creative Investment Research, a firm that monitors minority-owned financial institutions, found that nearly a quarter have gone out of business, and predicts there will only be seven left in the entire country by 2028 if the status quo does not
change.

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Deadline Extended: Co-Sign Letter to Secretary Pompeo Opposing Visa Sanctions for International Criminal Court Staff

As you may have seen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in March that the U.S. would begin withdrawing or denying visas to any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel involved in investigations of possible war crimes committed by U.S. military
forces or allies. Regrettably, the Administration has already revoked the visa of Fatou Bensouda, the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor. 

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Sign Letter to Urge Implementation of Postal Banking Pilot Programs

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Postmaster General Brennan to urge her to implement postal banking pilot programs. Under its existing authority, the United States Postal Service can provide affordable financial services, including ATMs, pay-check
cashing, bill payment and electronic money transfers. This is crucial for both rural and urban communities that face limited banking options. There is a Post Office in every part of this country and they can be critical in providing much needed financial services
for communities that are underserved by financial institutions.

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