Final opportunity for original: We MUST be proactive to stop gun violence!

Please join me in cosponsoring the “Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2015”. The Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2015
incentivizes states, local governments, and gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. Gun buyback programs are a success across the nation, and states and local governments see great value in these programs. However, due to budget cuts and lack of funding,
states and local governments find it difficult to conduct gun buyback programs.

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Social Media Footprint of Visa Applicants

The recent attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California that left scores of innocent people dead drove home a point that we’d hoped we would not need to be reminded of: we are under attack by radical, Islamic terrorism.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3841, the SAFE Act, to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

When we talk about victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, we often ignore that this abuse can have a severe economic impact on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their
insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency on their abusers as a result. This is chilling, and it must stop. Although we have come a long way since the days when domestic violence was “just a family issue” and a “pre-existing
condition,” there is no question there is much more to do to combat this ongoing public health epidemic. One in four women and one in seven men have suffered physical violence by an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical
and emotional health, as well as their financial security. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse and threats follow them from home into the workplace.

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ALL Gun Purchases Need Background Checks

The single most important thing we can do to reduce gun violence is require a criminal background check for every gun sale. Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already do this for all handgun sales. In those states, 46 percent fewer women are shot to
death by their partners, 48 percent fewer on-duty police officers are shot and killed, and 48 percent fewer people commit suicide with guns.

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Support the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment ensures that law abiding citizens have the right to protect and defend themselves and their loved ones. DC, as the nation’s capital, finds itself at even heightened risk for those with ill intentions seeking to do harm.

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Help Clear the Backlog of Short Sales

Seven years after the 2008 housing collapse, we are still far from clearing our nation’s backlog of short sale homes. A short sale is a home sale in which the sale price of the property is likely to fall short of the total mortgage and liens on the property.

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