Bicameral & Bipartisan Letter to Farm Bill Conference Committee on ending the “Actively Engaged” Loophole

I want to bring to your attention a letter that I am leading with Senator Grassley, Senator Durbin, and Rep. Mark R. Meadows, and urge you to sign on and support these simple reform efforts to end “actively engaged loopholes. ”The letter urges Farm Bill
Conferees to maintain provisions included in the Senate-passed Farm Bill in the final conference agreement to reduce abuses related to what it means to be “actively engaged” in farming. This provision would mean that allowing only one additional manager per
farm entity to be eligible for $125,000 in Title 1 farm subsidies or $250,000 if the manager is married. 

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Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

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Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

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Hurricane Maria Conference

September 20, 2018, will mark one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With nearly 3,000 lives lost, Hurricane Maria became the deadliest storm to make landfall in the U.S. since 1900.  Given the magnitude
of loss and damage from Hurricane Maria, we must continue to consult with experts to better understand the ongoing needs of those impacted by this devastating storm.

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Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

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Cosponsor the House Intern Pay Act

I write to invite you to join me in co-sponsoring H.R. 6711, the House Intern Pay Act.  This legislation would set aside funds so that interns in the congressional offices of House Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner can be paid.

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