SUPPORT THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE BY ENACTING PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

I invite you to be a cosponsor of H.R. 6275,To provide that the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes. This legislation would provide 12 weeks of paid
parental leave for federal employees.  This would be an important step in strengthening the federal workforce and making it more competitive with the private sector.

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Cosponsor The No Security Clearance for Hate Groups Act

Since late 2016, we have seen a startling uptick in violence and harassment rooted in hatred and bigotry. For 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found that the number of hate groups rose to 954 from 917 the prior year, up 4 percent. At the same
time, we’ve seen members of the federal government actively supporting extremist views. Extremist domestic terrorism represents a singular threat to American national security and our democratic ideals, yet hate groups continue to gain a foothold in public
life and public service.

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Co-Sponsor Legislation to Restore the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Role in the White House

In May, the Administration eliminated the post of Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. In place of a dedicated cybersecurity
advisor, the White House has assigned responsibility for the White House Cybersecurity Directorate to the president’s homeland security advisor, a post that has been reduced to
the rank of deputy assistant. Many politicians, former government officials, and think tank experts have questioned the move, as has a prominent private
industry association.

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Co-sponsor the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering figure of
4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never know the
exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

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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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

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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