Call for Original Cosponsors – Commemorate 100 Years of U.S.-Australia Mateship

On July 4, 1918, American and Australian troops first fought alongside one another, in the Battle of Hamel on the Western Front in World War I. The force was commanded by Australian general Sir John Monash; the Allies achieved their objectives in 93 minutes,
and repelled a German counterattack later that night. The combined arms tactics demonstrated at Hamel were employed on a larger scale at the pivotal Battle of Amiens, and proved a major factor toward the Allies’ ultimate victory.    

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Cosponsor The No Security Clearance for Hate Groups Act

Since late 2016, we have seen a startling uptick in violence and harassment rooted in hatred and bigotry. For 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found that the number of hate groups rose to 954 from 917 the prior year, up 4 percent. At the same
time, we’ve seen members of the federal government actively supporting extremist views. Extremist domestic terrorism represents a singular threat to American national security and our democratic ideals, yet hate groups continue to gain a foothold in public
life and public service.

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Co-Sponsor Legislation to Restore the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Role in the White House

In May, the Administration eliminated the post of Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. In place of a dedicated cybersecurity
advisor, the White House has assigned responsibility for the White House Cybersecurity Directorate to the president’s homeland security advisor, a post that has been reduced to
the rank of deputy assistant. Many politicians, former government officials, and think tank experts have questioned the move, as has a prominent private
industry association.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions and
service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions and
service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles. 

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[Request for Cosponsor] Kaptur/Ros-Lehtinen Bipartisan H.Res. 926 on 2018 World Cup in Russia

As you may know, Russia will host the 2018 World Cup this June 14 to July 15, 2018. The games have an expected global viewership of 3.2 billion granting Russia significant prestige on the world stage. Meanwhile, FIFA set aside $627 million for local organization
in the country and the windfall Russia will garner from global tourism will lead to a significant boost for their economy currently saddled with global sanctions.

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