COSPONSOR H.J. Res. 77, A BIPARTISAN AND BICAMERAL RESOLUTION OPPOSING TURKISH INCURSION INTO SYRIA

Please join us in cosponsoring our joint bipartisan resolution opposing Turkey’s military incursions into Northeastern Syria and expressing support for our Syrian Kurdish partners.
This resolution adds one additional resolved clause to the language in H. Res. 625.
On Monday October 6, 2019, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from the security coordination zone along the Syrian – Turkish border. This decision followed an October 6 phone call between President Trump and Turkish President
Erdogan in which President Erdogan indicated Turkish intentions to conduct unilateral military operations beyond the coordination zone.
Already, we have seen Turkish military units attack Syrian Kurdish communities and force Syrian Democratic Forces to divert critical personnel and resources from counter-ISIS operations. The situation unfolding is unacceptable. Turkey must immediately end its
military operation, which has already resulted in civilian casualties. 

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Call for Co-Sponsors for The Fairness and Accuracy in Criminal Background Checks Act of 2019

Many Americans continue to face an unnecessary barrier to employment as a result of faulty or incomplete criminal records released by the FBI for use in employment and licensing decisions.  Local law enforcement agencies routinely report arrest records to
the FBI; however, these same groups often fail to report important information on the final outcome of an arrest or disposition of a criminal case.[1] 

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CALLING FOR ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS: White House Accountability for Diversity Act

In January 2017, after President Trump’s inauguration, the White House deleted Spanish-language content from the official White House website. At the time, the White House claimed that a Spanish-language site was under development, but,
more than two years later, such a website has yet to materialize. Meanwhile, the past two administrations offered Spanish content on the official White House website.

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HEMP FOR VICTORY ACT

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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Marijuana Data Collection Act

Several studies by prominent healthcare associations and scientific publications have produced data that analyzes states that have legalized marijuana and the benefits legalization has produced for the state from an economic, criminal justice, and healthcare
perspective, among others. Despite these reports, marijuana remains a controversial topic, fueled by its misplaced stigma, and the “war on drugs” rhetoric from various prominent law enforcement officials. While President Trump stood by his original position
to allow states to continue their programs without federal interference, authorizing legislation to deschedule, or allow research for medical and/or non-medicinal marijuana, has yet to advance in Congress.

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Support Bipartisan Marijuana Descheduling Legislation

Even though 33 states and D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, 11 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana, and 68 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing
federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Cosponsor the Gun Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4271)

I write to request your support for the Gun Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4271), which addresses the alarming rate of suicide by firearm, particularly among veterans. Disturbingly, in 2017, suicides reached a 50-year high. This bill would require firearm
manufacturers and retailers to include warning labels that provide the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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