We Need Olympic Reform Now! – DOJ Now Investigating Sex Abuse Within Olympic Organizations

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 well being. 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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Cosponsor H.R. 3844, the Farmer Fairness Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Farmer Fairness Act. The bill would extend the same Clean Water Act environmental liability requirements of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) contract farmers to integrator companies.

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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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Cosponsor the Methane Waste Prevention Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019 (H.R. 2711), which will reinstate and update the Obama-era methane waste and pollution prevention standards of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA). The Act will be heard before the Natural Resource Committee’s Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee on September 24.

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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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