Support your local United Way, Cosponsor the Universal Charitable Giving Act (H.R. 3988)

Sending Office: Walker, Mark Sent By: Rusty.Mau@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsors (16):  Byrne, Capuano, Cartwright, Comstock, Fitzpatrick, Gaetz, Grothman, Huizenga, Lamborn,  McKinley, Mooney, Norton, Posey, Rogers (AL), Ruppersberger, Williams Dear Colleague: Join me in supporting charitable giving by cosponsoring the Universal Charitable Giving Act of 2017 (H.R. 3988).  This bill establishes a universal charitable deduction for individuals and […]

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Support Adding MENA Category in 2020 Census

The upcoming 2020 Decennial Census will obtain critical population and demographic data we need to understand the makeup of this country.  We need to ensure that every effort is taken to gather as much accurate data as possible to achieve a full and inclusive
accounting of our population, which is used to determine congressional representation, redistricting, and distributing important federal and state funds.

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Require Senate Confirmation of the National Security Advisor

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that Former Ambassador John Bolton would serve as his next National Security Advisor, replacing General H.R. McMaster. John Bolton was a leading architect of the Iraq War and is known for his radical views. He
has continuously advocated for launching a first-strike against North Korea and scuttling the Nuclear Agreement with Iran without specifying viable nonmilitary alternatives. Simply put, John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Advisor puts the United
States dangerously close to a path to war.

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Support Government Accountability, Cosponsor the GAO-IG Act (H.R. 5415)

Sending Office: Walker, Mark Sent By: Rusty.Mau@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Dear Colleague: Join me in supporting an accountable government by cosponsoring the Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act (H.R. 5415).  This legislation would save taxpayer money and bring needed accountability to federal agencies by requiring them to report on the […]

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Don’t Let NDAs Silence Whistleblowers: Become a cosponsor of the No Disrupting Accountability Act (NDA Act)

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the White House may be using Non-Disclosure Agreements to block employees in the Executive Office of the President from discussing matters they see behind closed doors. If true, this has a chilling effect
on anyone who wants to alert the public to illegal or unethical conduct. Congress cannot let the administration try to muzzle potential whistleblowers with threats of legal action or overwhelmingly expensive court battles.

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Bipartisan Letter: Urge President Trump to Fill Diplomatic Posts

Strong and effective diplomacy is the cornerstone of American global leadership. Unfortunately, there continue to be a significant number of senior positions at the State Department that remain vacant, including many key ambassadorships. The agency has also
maintained a hiring freeze and had a lower than average Foreign Service Officer intake over the past year.  This has resulted in a worrisome personnel gap at the State Department that could have serious consequences for our national security.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2112: the Federal Government Decentralization Commission Act

A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth.  Our country should be proud of
our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan
area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings.  The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located are long gone.  Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington
D.C.

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