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Join the Bipartisan Effort to Honor American Patriots of WWII with a “Congressional Gold Medal”

January 25, 2019

Courageous citizens from across the country saw the dangers represented by Nazi and Fascist aggression and voluntarily fought to prevent the associated detrimental impacts on the American way of life.  Prior to the United States’ declared entry into the
conflict, these patriots served through the Canadian and British Armed Forces, often suffering tremendous casualties.  Wartime media accounts detail the intrepid volunteers, and organizations within several states have recognized them with memorials and websites.
Yet the foresight, courage and sacrifices of these patriots have remained for the most part an untold story which has not received formal, collective recognition. Their positive contributions were legion and the knowledge and experience they obtained under
Canadian and British tutelage provided invaluable leadership later when many transferred into branches of the U.S. Military. These patriots who served in the Canadian and British armed forces before transferring to lead the United States in the wartime effort
include LTC John C. Morgan, the only person to become a Prisoner of War after being awarded the Medal of Honor.  Other distinguished patriots include:
Donald Blakeslee,
William R. Dunn,
Dominic Salvatore Gentile,
John Gillespie Magee, Jr., and Edward J. Tracey.

Support the Shutdown Relief Act

January 24, 2019

More than 800,000 federal workers are struggling after missing their first paycheck this week because of the partial government shutdown. For those living paycheck to paycheck, this shutdown presents a
serious financial crisis. To help pay the bills in the interim, some
federal workers have been considering
withdrawing money from their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP is a version of a 401(k) retirement savings plan for federal employees. The program includes both Roth and traditional account options.

Co-Sponsor H.R. 720, Unemployment Compensation Act

January 24, 2019

During the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, more than 420,000 federal workers have been required to work without pay. In an attempt to ease the impact of the shutdown on the American people, President Trump has designated an additional 50,000
employees as “essential” – requiring them to come back to work without pay. Yet the Trump administration has refused to allow states to offer unemployment benefits to federal workers who are required to work without pay during the shutdown.

BECOME AN ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR: Local Radio Freedom Act

January 24, 2019

We write today to urge you to join us in a bipartisan effort to support America’s local radio stations as we reintroduce the Local Radio Freedom Act (H.Con.Res. 13 in the 115th Congress). This resolution – which has gained majority bipartisan
support in the House in five prior Congresses – reaffirms Congress’s longstanding support for the local radio stations that serve each of our communities and expresses that Congress should not impose new performance fees or taxes on local radio stations. 
Any such tax or fee would significantly jeopardize the ability of the local radio stations to serve our communities and constituents, especially during times of local emergencies. This resolution attained 228 cosponsors in the 115th Congress; we
ask for your help achieving even greater support this Congress.

COSPONSOR H.R. 510, the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act (‘BRACE Act’)

January 24, 2019

As the freight rail industry has evolved, many short line railroads and smaller communities have been abandoned, removing critical first- and last-mile links between producers, consumers, and export opportunities in large and small communities across America.
Since it was first enacted in 2005, the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit has been extended for one- or two-year increments, providing limited certainty for short line railroads to make investments in their infrastructure. Our legislation provides
certainty by making the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit permanent while also applying it retroactively to tax year 2018.

Support the Shutdown Relief Act

January 22, 2019

More than 800,000 federal workers are struggling after missing their first paycheck this week because of the partial government shutdown. For those living paycheck to paycheck, this shutdown presents a
serious financial crisis. To help pay the bills in the interim, some
federal workers have been considering
withdrawing money from their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP is a version of a 401(k) retirement savings plan for federal employees. The program includes both Roth and traditional account options.

Co-sponsor the Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act

January 22, 2019

I write to request your co-sponsorship of my bill the Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act (H.R.592), which will ensure that every veteran participating in VA’s Fiduciary Program can recover their benefits in cases of fiduciary misuse and fraud.

Support a National Green Bank

January 22, 2019

As the need to invest in and fund a clean energy future becomes more urgent, I invite you to cosponsor the National Green Bank Act.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Carried Interest Fairness Act

January 22, 2019

I invite you to cosponsor the Carried Interest Fairness Act to close a longstanding tax loophole to level the playing field between Wall Street and Main Street. In the United States of America, the people who keep us safe – our cops, fire fighters, and other
first responders – shouldn’t be paying a higher tax rate than a hedge fund manager. This legislation would correct this injustice so that our economy is one step closer to once again being on the sides of the people who are the backbone of our economy and
keep our communities safe.