Cosponsor H.R. 6466, the Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act

Unlike recent Presidents, President Trump has taken no meaningful steps to disentangle himself from his private business interests.  He and his family thus continue to benefit
from the myriad Trump companies, many of which receive money and benefits from foreign countries.  For example, we now know that a Chinese government company, the Metallurgical Corporation of China, loaned $500 million for the benefit of a massive development
project in Indonesia, called Lido City, in which the Trump organization is involved.  At the same time, President Trump has eased sanctions on Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE and claims he is working to combat unfair Chinese government trade practices.

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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—TODAY!

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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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Veterans Right to Expediency Act

Over the August Work Period, I heard from veterans and veterans’ service officers of instances where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has failed to inform veterans in a timely manner of the outcome of their disability claim.  When these veterans
have received their notifications, the delayed delivery afforded little time for the veteran to submit their appeal within the required response window.  In these instances, the VA has offered up excuses for the delays in delivering the notices, including
by placing the blame on the United States Postal Service (USPS).  Given the importance of these benefits to our veterans, the government should be doing all it can to make it easier for them to plead their case.  Bureaucratic procedures and shipping delays
should not be the reason a veteran cannot get the benefits they need.  That is why I am introducing the Veterans Right to Expediency Act.

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Recognize 150 Years of Art and Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art!

In 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. To commemorate this special event, and to recognize the important role The Met has played in bringing art and education to millions of Americans,
we will introduce a resolution to approve a commemorative stamp. As the largest art museum and one of the major centers of research in the arts in the United States, the Met has actively played an important role in the preservation and promotion of creativity
and American culture.

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