Cosponsor the HARD HAT Act

Please join me in cosponsoring the Helping America Re-Develop High-Quality Accessible Training (HARD HAT) Act of 2018.  This legislation will help ensure those contractors doing business with the federal government to revitalize our national infrastructure
are also training and reinvesting in our workforce through high quality apprenticeship programs.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 993 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Rethinking State and Federal Support for America’s Cities and Towns

Many American cities and towns struggle to fund basic services of government. They do not have the resources to pick up the trash, police local communities, or even respond to fires and emergencies. Despite a strong economy, many
communities continue to struggle to meet their basic obligations, impacting the basic standard of living for millions of American families.

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COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF LUCAS MAURICE LOWE

Please join me in support of H.R._, a bill to designate the mail facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas as the Lucas Lowe Post Office. This bill will honor the late Lucas Maurice Lowe, Chief Warrant
Officer 2, who passed away December 28, 2016 during a training flight with the Army National Guard.

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Improve Emergency Alerts

I invite you to join me in improving the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) by cosponsoring H.R. 6427, the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution
Improvement (READI) Act.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan EMPOWER Act to Combat Workplace Harassment

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act, a comprehensive package to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding harassment, and bolster transparency
and accountability. Companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kamala Harris and Lisa Murkowski. 

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Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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