Affirm the Vital Importance of Democracy in the United States – Cosponsor H.Res. 513

           The democratic principles set forth in the Constitution laid the groundwork for the global spread of democracy over the last two centuries.  These principles—and the system of government that we have built up around them—have served as a model
for countries around the world.   But citizens are increasingly indifferent to the fact that democracy is the lynchpin of the American way of life.

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Support Team USA and America’s Athletes!

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and wellbeing. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics.

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Support the Legal Rights of Victims of Firearm Violence

Please join me as an original cosponsor of a bill to protect victims of gun violence and their families from unfair legal practices. This bill would amend the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to prevent judges from
awarding costs and fees in qualified civil liability actions dismissed pursuant to that Act.

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