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“NO WALLS ACT”

January 14, 2019

Please join me in prohibiting the construction of border walls (and fences, and “beautiful steel slats”) pursuant to national emergency declarations issued during shutdowns.  I invite you to co-sponsor the “No Walls Act” and to send a message to President
Trump that creating manufactured national emergencies in order to secure unrealistic campaign promises is unacceptable.

Prevent President Trump from Illegally Building His Border Wall: Cosponsor the This Land Is Our Land Act

January 14, 2019

Since his inauguration, President Trump has subjected Congress, federal employees and, most importantly, the American people to uncertainty and harm in pursuit of an unnecessary boondoggle: a wall along the southern border. The President has threatened to
keep the government shut down for, as he put it, “months, or years,” and has vowed to use any means possible, including asserting eminent domain or declaring a state of national emergency, to get his wall.

No Member Pay During Shutdowns

January 14, 2019

In the real world, if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid. It should be no different for lawmakers who fail to do their job here in Congress.

Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

January 14, 2019

            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.”

CLOSING TODAY: Co-Sign Letter to the Commerce Dept on the Number of Area Census Offices

January 14, 2019

To compensate for the fewer number of census offices, the Bureau will instead rely heavily on technology and internet-based enumeration. This strategy lies in stark contrast to the Census Bureau’s own estimates, which predict lower self-response rates compared
to 2010 and widespread mistrust and/or cybersecurity concerns.

Cosponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to Require Presidents and Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns

January 14, 2019

Sending Office: Honorable Anna G. Eshoo Sent By: Eric.Henshall@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to Require Presidents and Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns 116th Cosponsors: Reps. Pascrell, McCollum, Cooper, Dingell, Khanna, DeGette, Watson Coleman, Yarmuth, Moore, McEachin, Espaillat, McGovern, Frederica Wilson, Beatty, Wasserman Schultz, and Sarbanes. 115th Cosponsors (175): […]

Reduce Archaic Burdens on Grant Recipients, Increase Efficiency and Transparency Cosponsor the Bipartisan GREAT Act (H.R. 150)

January 14, 2019

Every year, the federal government allocates over $650 billion dollars in grant funding to state agencies, local and tribal governments, agencies, non-profits, universities, and other organizations. Roughly translated, this equates to the Gross Domestic
Product of Switzerland – or more than the GDP of every country outside the G20.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Automatic Voter Registration Act

January 14, 2019

There is nothing more essential to our democracy than the right to vote.  It is indeed, the very basic tenet of self-government. Yet, in 2016, at least 32.6 million eligible Americans were not registered to vote, and thus unable to cast a ballot. The expansion
of voting rights is a top priority in the 116th Congress.  That is why I will be reintroducing the Automatic Voter Registration Act, and I ask that you join me as an original cosponsor.

Cosponsor Legislation to Make Election Day a Federal Holiday

January 14, 2019

Sending Office: Honorable Anna G. Eshoo Sent By: Eric.Henshall@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsor Legislation to Make Election Day a Federal Holiday Dear Colleague, The right to vote is fundamental in our democracy, yet U.S. voter turnout is consistently among the lowest of all established democracies around the world. A 2014 study […]

No Member Pay During Shutdowns

January 14, 2019

In the real world, if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid. It should be no different for lawmakers who fail to do their job here in Congress.