Support American Workers: Cosponsor the Buy America 2.0 Act

As you know, we face an infrastructure crisis of historic proportions.  Although it’s reassuring to see bipartisan agreement about the need to address this pressing challenge, a truly American infrastructure proposal must also boost American workers.  Despite
all the talk, the President’s infrastructure proposal was silent on Buy America.  So, I introduced H.R. 2755, the Buy America 2.0 Act, to require that all federally-funded infrastructure projects use materials made here in America.  The legislation is supported
by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Alliance for American Manufacturing, BlueGreen Alliance, AFL-CIO, and Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO.  I encourage you to sign on as a cosponsor.

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Cosponsor the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2019

Over the past few decades, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated or closed over 120 field offices –

a 10 percent reduction – without providing local communities or Congress sufficient notification or justification. Consequently, communities already suffering from long wait times and backlogs are now left with little or no access to services.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1748, the Safe Freight Act

The last couple of years, a number of high-profile derailments and accidents on passenger and freight rail lines have cast a spotlight on the safety of our nation’s railroads. Numerous different strategies and technologies have been proposed or deployed
to enhance safety, but one policy that can make an immediate difference is ensuring that trains are operated by at least two individuals. 

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act

In high-risk critical infrastructure sectors – whether it’s telecommunications, agriculture or healthcare – a workforce with basic cyber skills is essential to our public safety. Unfortunately, the majority of skilled workers lack any cybersecurity training
specific to the systems they work on daily.

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DEADLINE TODAY AT 2PM – Oppose federal meddling in state cannabis industries

Today, more than 30 states and territories have chosen to legalize cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, representing the views of over two-thirds of Americans. Moreover, this has translated to over 211,000 jobs in these states and territories,
with 64,000 of those jobs added in 2018 alone.[1] This is a growing industry and will only continue to add employment opportunities for Americans in these
states and territories. While we should be encouraging all Americans to participate in legal employment, recently we have seen a growing number of examples of cannabis employees penalized for their participation in the industry. This is particularly the case
for legal permanent residents who make up part of the 211,000 cannabis workers but are being denied their ability to naturalize because of it. As states with legal cannabis seek to grow and regulate their industry, we should be supporting these employment
opportunities instead of hampering a growing job producer due to inconsistent federal laws.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1748, the Safe Freight Act

The last couple of years, a number of high-profile derailments and accidents on passenger and freight rail lines have cast a spotlight on the safety of our nation’s railroads. Numerous different strategies and technologies have been proposed or deployed
to enhance safety, but one policy that can make an immediate difference is ensuring that trains are operated by at least two individuals. 

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