Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2018

Please join me in following the advice of medical professionals and help protect the health and safety of boxers by updating the 22-year-old Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 by cosponsoring the
Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2018.

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Cosponsor the PATH Act and Address the Health Workforce Shortage

Our health care system is rapidly approaching a workforce crisis. The U.S. population as a whole and the U.S. population over 65 are both projected to increase substantially in the coming years, which means that more people will be reliant on health services
than ever before. At the same time, the nation’s health workforce is shrinking, as health care professionals are retiring in greater numbers than new workers are entering the profession. The Association of Schools of Public Health predicts that by 2020, the
United States will have a shortage of up to 250,000 public health workers. By 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that America will have over 1 million registered nurse job openings due to growth and replacement needs. Similar trends are projected
for other health professions, with shortages anticipated in the disciplines of neurology (about 1,000 by 2025), geriatric (nearly 27,000 by 2025), mental and behavioral health, primary care (up to 43,100 by 2030), and community and allied health.

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Sign onto the letter to help domestic marine manufacturing industry concerning aluminum tariffs

Please cosign onto a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission regarding aluminum tariffs negative impacts on the domestic marine manufacturing industry, which relies on this critical raw material. We urge the
DOC and ITC to be fair and measured in every respect to maintain the credibility of our trade enforcement regime among all American workers, including those who consume aluminum sheet in the production of marine and other downstream products.

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Dear Colleague – Boxing Safety 2018

Please join me in following the advice of medical professionals and help protect the health and safety of boxers by updating the 22-year-old Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 by cosponsoring the
Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2018.

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Support A Multilateral Strategy Against Iran

Recently you may have seen a misinformed ‘Dear Colleague’ that asserts that section 1225 in the NDAA is an authorization of military force. Make no mistake –
Section 1225 DOES NOT authorize the U.S. military to go to war with Iran.

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Cosponsor the PATH Act and Address the Health Workforce Shortage

Our health care system is rapidly approaching a workforce crisis. The U.S. population as a whole and the U.S. population over 65 are both projected to increase substantially in the coming years, which means that more people will be reliant on health services
than ever before. At the same time, the nation’s health workforce is shrinking, as health care professionals are retiring in greater numbers than new workers are entering the profession. The Association of Schools of Public Health predicts that by 2020, the
United States will have a shortage of up to 250,000 public health workers. By 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that America will have over 1 million registered nurse job openings due to growth and replacement needs. Similar trends are projected
for other health professions, with shortages anticipated in the disciplines of neurology (about 1,000 by 2025), geriatric (nearly 27,000 by 2025), mental and behavioral health, primary care (up to 43,100 by 2030), and community and allied health.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3222, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect them,
especially for religious minorities. Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value. 

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor H.R. 3956 – the STARS Act

With all small employers do to keep their businesses running, the last thing they need is confusion stemming from regulations and the tax code. The complex rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provision, also known as
the employer mandate, exemplify the difficulty imposed on small businesses. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though
the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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