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Vote YES on H.R. 748 to repeal the 40% tax on working Americans’ health benefits

July 17, 2019

Tomorrow, the House will vote on one of the most bipartisan bills in recent memory and one that responds to the issue at the top of the priority list for Americans from all corners of the country: health care affordability. For many working families, necessary
medical treatment remains unaffordable due to exorbitant out of pocket costs and deductibles. Our bill will finally repeal the tax on health insurance relied upon by 181 million working Americans and their families, and which threatens to further increase
costs.  

An Explanation of Impeachment in Preparation for Tonight’s Vote

July 17, 2019

This evening, I brought the attached, privileged resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump to the Floor of the United States House of Representatives for a vote. As a privileged resolution, this vote will occur once there is a second reading of the
impeachment resolution on the Floor.  Thereafter, the Speaker of the House of Representatives must schedule a time within two legislative days for the vote when the resolution will be considered.

Cosponsor: Cabin Air Safety Act (H.R.2208)

July 17, 2019

I invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan “Cabin Air Safety Act” (H.R.2208) to protect commercial airline passengers and crew from toxic cabin air. As you may know, “toxic fume” events
occur when air contaminated by engine exhaust, fuel fumes, de-icing fluids, and ozone enters the aircraft cabin through the jet engine intake. Exposure to even low levels of these contaminants can incapacitate passengers and crew, and long-term exposure could
lead to serious, debilitating health issues.

Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Retirement Savings for Family Caregivers

July 17, 2019

As Americans across the country seek to ensure they have a strong safety net for their retirement, it is important that the federal government provides adequate access to retirement savings vehicles. Under current law, employees aged 50 and older are eligible
to utilize catch-up contributions to make additional deposits to their 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and other eligible retirement accounts.

Join DWC as an Original Cosponsor of the Even Playing Field Act of 2019!

July 17, 2019

Please join the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for our nation’s amateur athletes. The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captivated millions during
the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, inspiring the world with their thrilling fourth World Cup title victory and their fight for equal pay. Despite being the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the USWNT continues to endure inequities in compensation,
investment, and working conditions.

Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550)

July 17, 2019

I recently introduced the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550), which expands and extends the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for hiring qualified veterans. Without action, the tax credit is current set to expire on December 31, 2019.

Support Domestic Violence Survivors

July 17, 2019

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have 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. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. 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 – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

Cosponsor the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment and Farm Safety (CARE) of 2019

July 17, 2019

I write to ask for your support in ending a dangerous double standard that persists in United States child labor laws. 

Fill the Cyber Skills Gap with Apprenticeships: Cosponsor the Cyber Ready Workforce Act (H.R. 2721)

July 17, 2019

According to CyberSeek, an interactive cybersecurity jobs heat map funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the cybersecurity field has a severe shortage in talent, with
over 300,000 job openings currently.