13 Hours until Government Shutdown

With just a few hours left until the funding deadline, Congress once again is facing the possibility of a government shutdown tonight. For this reason, I invite you to cosponsor my bill, the Government Shutdown Prevention Act (H.R. 2221). 

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Co-sponsor the Bipartisan No Government No Pay Act

It’s time for Congress to start living in the real world, where you do your job or you don’t get paid. That’s why I reintroduced H.R.1789, the bipartisan “No Government No Pay Act” which would prohibit Members of Congress from getting paid during government
shutdowns.

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2 Days until Government Shutdown

With just a few legislative days left in the calendar year, Congress once again is facing the possibility of a government shutdown. For this reason, I invite you to cosponsor my bill, the Government Shutdown Prevention Act (H.R. 2221). 

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Return Elections to the People – Get the Money Out of Politics!

The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to lift limits on corporate and special interest spending in federal elections undermines our electoral process and jeopardizes our system of democracy. In fact, the
2016 Election was the most expensive in history, with more than $1.3 billion being spent by outside groups. With so much special interest money flowing through our political system, Americans rightfully wonder whether Congress works for them or Wall Street
banks, drug companies, and other deep-pocketed special interests.

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Letter: Oppose Medicaid Work Requirements’ Administrative Burden

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 664, the STOP OD Act of 2017

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring the Stem the Tide of Overdose Prevalence from Opiate Drugs Act of 2017, or the STOP OD Act, H.R. 664, which would help state and local governments raise awareness that Fentanyl-laced drugs are rising in popularity,
and equip our first responders with the training and tools they need to fight this epidemic.

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Protect the Independence of the Special Counsel

I invite you to join me in as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3654, the “Special Counsel Independence Protection Act,” legislation which I introduced earlier this year to protect the integrity and independence of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into
Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the involvement or collusion, if any, of Trump Campaign operatives in those efforts. Companion legislation (S.1735) has been introduced in the Senate.

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