Cosponsor Bill to Provide Mental Health Care for Separated Children

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 6180, the Mental Health Care for Children Inhumanely Separated from Parents by the Federal Government Act, legislation that is intended to address the psychological damage inflicted on children
separated from their parents as a result of the president’s “zero tolerance” policy.

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Help Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Agencies Meet Personnel Shortfalls and Surges in Need

Last year, the Director of the United States Secret Service informed Congress the agency was struggling to meet increasing demands, forcing over 1,000 agents to work hundreds of hours of uncompensated overtime. Congress responded by increasing salary caps
for 2017 and 2018. While this measure provide some relief, it does not solve the personnel shortage issue. Repeatedly increasing and lowering salary and personnel caps is inefficient and costly.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of H. R. 53, CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to establish and maintain a national database for human trafficking investigations. H.R. 53 requires a federal, state, and local
law enforcement agency that conducts a human trafficking investigation to enter information into the database. The Department of Justice must reduce by 20% the allocation of funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program for a state
or local government that fails to comply.

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Secure American Values

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 735, Universal Security of American Values Act of 2017 or the USA Values Act of 2017, a bill which prohibits the enforcement of any executive order which violates or undermines the laws of our Nation.
In the current tumultuous political climate, it is vital to reinforce our dedication to legal principles.

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