Cosponsor HR 3806: Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of Uber in
which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent. This breach
follows Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage
that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed, confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

Read More

Support a Just Recovery Bill for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

These shortcomings include failure to fix the calamitous Medicaid situation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and failure to waive unworkable cost share requirements for FEMA and Army Corps projects, which could put federal funding out of reach.  Disaster
response legislation to date also has not eliminated disparities in the law holding back the ability of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to rebuild with more resiliency than woefully deficient pre-storm conditions, and has failed to extend important federal
programs that currently leave out Americans in U.S. territories. 

Read More

4 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). 

Read More

LAST CALL: Letter to FinCEN urging continuation of Marijuana Banking Guidance

On January 4, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that they would be rescinding the guidance put in place nearly five years ago, meant to protect individuals and businesses operating in accordance with their local state laws. This announcement was
done without consultation with other agencies or Congress. We should act to minimize the consequences of this ill-advised decision.

Read More