Cosponsor HR 4057, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act

We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to close the terror gap in gun background checks, entitled the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2017.”  Right now federal law prohibits nine
categories of dangerous persons from purchasing or possessing firearms.  Remarkably, persons on the terror watch lists are not among these prohibited purchasers.

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Special Order tonight! Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The NAACP

Tonight, I invite you to join me on the House Floor to recognize the 109th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all
persons. The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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DEMAND THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP ENFORCES SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA- STILL OPEN

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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Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act of 2018

Please join Rep. Walz (D-MN) and myself in co-sponsoring the bipartisan bill, H.R.5038, the Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act of 2018.  This bill would entitle and equalize all Active, Reserve, and National Guard service member
to receive the same benefits while acting under 12304b orders.

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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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