Support H.R. 3564 – the Security Clearance Review Act

As we have learned over the past week, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter had an interim security clearance, allowing him to access sensitive national security-related information, although Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly

did not grant Porter a permanent clearance because he was aware of the allegations of Porter’s domestic violence. Over a year into the Administration, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner also maintains an interim security clearance, despite his
extensive, originally undisclosed, foreign contacts and dealings. And, according to the Washington Post, “dozens” of additional White House employees are awaiting permanent clearances, but have interim access to classified materials.

Chief of Staff John Kelly had even been told that the FBI would recommend denying a number of these aides full clearances.

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Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4268 the “Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017” that provides for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be purchased
or transferred ownership.

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Cosponsor the D’ARC Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4950 the D’ARC Act – “Demand the End of Assault in Refugee Camps.” The D’ARC Act amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to codify the inclusion of information about instances of sexual assault in refugee camps into
the Annual Human Rights Report.

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DEMAND THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP ENFORCES SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

For more than a year, the Trump Administration has refused to hold Russia accountable for attacking American democracy and has done nothing to prevent another attack in future elections. By failing to impose new sanctions by the January 29th deadline,
the Trump White House is ignoring the letter of the law and Congress’s intent.

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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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Last Call – ICE Letter: 7-Eleven Raid Justification and Accompanying Threats Are Absolutely Unacceptable

On January 10, 2018, 98 7-Eleven stores in 17 states (California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State and Washington, D.C.)
were raided by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers. After this operation served to disturb and disrupt many hundreds of 7-Eleven employees and store-owners, of whom were legal residents and citizens attempting to earn a living,
the visits resulted in less than 25 arrests of working people on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

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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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Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Apply Terrorist Sanctions to Iran’s Iraqi Proxies

With terrorist sanctions now applied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), it’s high time to apply the same penalties to Tehran’s proxies in Iraq and Syria. Two proxies in particular, As-Saib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hizballah Al-Nujaba,
have become the leading instruments for Iran’s regional strategy. Targeting these groups will be one additional step towards countering Iran’s expansionism and signaling to our Iraqi partners that it must not permit its citizens to be used as pawns by the
IRGC to destabilize and threaten our allies. We urge you to cosponsor H.R. 4238 The Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017.

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