Help DHS Agencies Meet Personnel Shortfalls: Allow Former and Retired Federal Law Enforcement Personnel to Protect and Serve

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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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act”

Please join me in holding the Trump Administration accountable for its “zero-tolerance policy” by becoming an original cosponsor of the “Family Unity Rights and Protection Act.” This bill would require the federal government to reunite families that have
been forcibly separated at the border. Due to the Trump administration’s own policy, thousands of children have been unjustly separated from their families by immigration authorities. Therefore, it should be the responsibility of the Trump administration to
reunify children with their parents or family members.

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Join the Nation’s Largest Veteran Service Organizations in Bringing Deported Veterans Home!!

We are all forever indebted to the brave men and women who served in uniform. Yet when veterans who were legal permanent residents leave the service, after our military failed to properly process their citizenship applications, they are deported. Despite AMVETS,
one of our nation’s largest veteran service organizations, calling it a “stain on our country’s pride,” our government continues to deport honorably discharged veterans. Thousands of veterans who fought for our country are now exiled to countries they know
little to nothing about. It is our responsibility to right this wrong. 

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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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Demand Answers: What is HHS Doing with Children Separated from Parents?

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) under the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for the safety and care of migrant children. Due to the Trump administration’s cruel and horrific family separation policy, thousands of children, including
infants and toddlers, have been taken from their parents at the southern border and ended up at ORR shelters. Because of the significant increase in the number of children they have taken in, please join me in demanding that ORR demonstrate that it has the
ability and resources to safely and appropriately care for all of these young children.

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