Cosponsor H. Res. 529, Resolution Protecting the J-1 visa program

Please join us in cosponsoring H. Res. 529, to express the cultural and economic importance of the J-1 visa program. This important State Department-managed program allows exchange visitors from across the globe the opportunity to come to the United States
and help alleviate the costs associated with their living and travel expenses by allowing them to accept temporary seasonal jobs. Additionally, many seasonal employers, particularly small businesses, rely on this workforce to operate at full capacity throughout
their peak season, resulting in a more stable economy.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 529, Resolution Protecting the J-1 visa program

Please join us in cosponsoring H. Res. 529, to express the cultural and economic importance of the J-1 visa program. This important State Department-managed program allows exchange visitors from across the globe the opportunity to come to the United States
and help alleviate the costs associated with their living and travel expenses by allowing them to accept temporary seasonal jobs. Additionally, many seasonal employers, particularly small businesses, rely on this workforce to operate at full capacity throughout
their peak season, resulting in a more stable economy.

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Transgender Servicemembers Ban Letter to Mattis

During a press conference in early August, President Trump stated that he was “doing the military a great favor” when he announced that the government would not “accept or allow […] transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military.” Our
military is now implementing a form of that ban, but the Trump Administration has yet to share any evidence in support of the president’s claim.

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Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act

One thing is clear from the recent election: Americans are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Last year, we watched as President Trump animated his supporters and won the Presidency in part with his promise to “drain the swamp.” In that spirit,
I introduced legislation earlier this Congress that would take an important step toward fulfilling this promise.

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Oppose Trump’s Unconstitutional Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio

In 2011, a Federal court found that Sheriff Arpaio’s police department routinely engaged in racial profiling of Latinos.  The court ordered the department to cease its unconstitutional practices immediately, but Sheriff Arpaio and the department flouted
the court’s order, and continued to direct his staff to deprive thousands of people of their constitutional rights.  This past July,
Sheriff Arpaio was held in criminal contempt of court for repeatedly and blatantly ignoring the injunction against him.  Just three weeks later, however, President Trump pardoned his contempt conviction.

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