Cosponsor Bipartisan H.R. 2048, The Pink Tax Repeal Act

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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RESCHEDULED – The Trump Administration’s Gun Exports Plan: An Update

            In recent years, easy access to firearms has fueled the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS and drug trafficking organizations such as Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. Across the world, firearms kill as many as a thousand people every day. As the world’s
largest firearms exporter, the United States must focus on making sure that firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s new rule would actually weaken the rules for exporting firearms, posing serious risks to national
security and human rights.

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Protect Innocent Americans from Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture

Across the country, innocent individuals are having their property seized and due process violated by federal agencies like the Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Services.  Stories about a grocer in Michigan, a restaurant owner in Iowa and farmers
in Maryland sadly show that the I.R.S., with help from federal prosecutors, can seize bank accounts of unsuspecting, and innocent Americans. 

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