Cosponsor H.R. 166 – The Fair Lending for All Act

The work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since its inception has shown the clear need to address the epidemic of

discrimination in lending. People of color have been disproportionately denied loans at a far greater rate than their white counterparts.

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Original Cosponsors for Veterans Right to Expediency Act

Last year, I heard from veterans and veterans’ service officers of instances where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to inform veterans in a timely manner of the outcome of their disability claim.  When these veterans 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 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 reintroducing the Veterans Right to Expediency Act.

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Cosponsor Legislation to Make Election Day a Federal Holiday

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 […]

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

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, and McEachin 115th Cosponsors (175): Reps. Dingell, Jackson Lee, Huffman, Slaughter, […]

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Cosponsor the Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employee Back Pay Act of 2019

Please cosponsor the Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employee Back Pay Act (H.R. 339) to grant back pay to low-wage federally contracted retail, food, custodial and security service workers who are furloughed during the current and any other federal government
shutdown this fiscal year (fiscal year 2019).  After previous government shutdowns, federal workers have received back pay, but not federal contract workers, who often perform the same jobs as civil servants.  While I believe that all federal employees and
federal contract workers should receive back pay after a shutdown, we know that we cannot get Congress to make whole all who are hurt by a shutdown.  Therefore, our bill focuses specifically on low-wage federal contract workers, because these are the workers
most likely to be irretrievably hurt by lost wages during a shutdown.

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

            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.”

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