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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Join Representatives Norman, Fleischmann, Black, Raskin, and McMorris Rodgers in Supporting American Newsprint Producers

Please join Representatives Fleischmann, Black, Raskin, McMorris Rodgers, and Norman in signing a letter to Secretary Ross of the Department of Commerce and Ambassador Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative. Currently, the Department
of Commerce is considering two petitions seeking antidumping and countervailing duties against Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper. Uncoated groundwood paper is used in the production of newspapers and other print publishing processes. These petitions
were filed on behalf of one US company, but have the potential to impact a wide range of businesses across the nation. From newspapers to media production companies, the potential economic impact of government intervention in free markets could be devastating.

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Let’s Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Dozens of women have come forward with graphic accounts of sexual assault and harassment committed by Harvey Weinstein. He used a position of power to exploit and manipulate these women. His actions are disgusting, but they are far from unique.

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Support H.R. 4506 – Jobs for Tribes Act

Native Americans face barriers and challenges, such as lack of infrastructure and access to capital, which contribute to and compound the high rate of poverty and unemployment.  Aggravating these problems is the lack of parity in treatment of Indian tribes
as governmental entities under federal tax and other regulatory laws which has impeded tribes’ ability to benefit from other investment incentives accorded to state and local governmental entities.

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