Support Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Benghazi Heroes (v. 5)

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles. 

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Promote Opportunity and Reduce Welfare Dependence by Improving Federal Programs

The current framework of federal programs intended to help Americans in need is disjointed and dysfunctional. The major reason the system lacks effectiveness is that there are multiple programs with no clear goals, which serve people in need differently
and have varying degrees of determining success. We can begin to change the status quo and address the underlying causes of poverty by giving Americans the opportunity to succeed. To do so, join me as a cosponsor of the HAND UP Act (H.R. 2249).

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SERVE AS AN ORIGINAL COSPONSOR OF THE NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST PRESIDENCY ACT OF 2017

In the months following his election to the presidency, concerns have been raised repeatedly over the potential conflict of interest posed by President Donald J.
Trump and his business interests.  A firewall would ensure that Trump, and his broad family business interests do not interfere with the carrying out of his official duties as the President and Commander-in-Chief.  The possibility of a conflict of interest
exists with any government official, which is why the practice in most cases has been to work assiduously to address conflicts via a pattern and practice of good-faith.  It has become abundantly clear that this Administration does not view its responsibility
as others have in the past. 

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H.R. 754 The Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act

We invite you to cosponsor a resolution to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.  This resolution has been filed in both Chambers, simultaneously as H.R.754 and S.266.  Next year is the centennial of President Sadat’s
birth, and we are therefore excited by this opportunity to honor a great man of peace and his role in the history of the Middle East.

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Cosponsor the Housing Fairness Act of 2017 (v. 5)

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 149, the Housing Fairness Act of 2017.  Housing is one of the most fundamental factors in determining one’s quality of life, and still millions of people cannot access decent and affordable housing. As a nation, we have
made great strides in the fight against housing discrimination since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight almost 50 years ago. Yet, more than 4 million fair housing violations still occur each year against people of all protected classes (as determined
by the Civil Rights Act).

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