Strengthen Our Nursing Workforce

Please join us in securing the future of the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq]) by cosponsoring H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. Administered
through the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Title VIII programs have supported the recruitment, retention and distribution of highly-educated professionals who comprise our nation’s nursing workforce for more than 50 years.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1168: The WORKER Act.

For being the wealthiest nation on earth, far too many Americans are struggling with the realities of everyday life—paying the bills, caring for a family, putting food on the table, and keeping a roof over their head.
The future of our economy rests in our ability to alleviate this struggle by innovating and creating new, livable-wage jobs where they are needed most.
We need to encourage and expand STEM education and create a pipeline into the workforce through apprenticeships. We need to make it easier for Americans to get the skills necessary to compete in our shifting economy and to provide the income support services
necessary to succeed.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the First Responder Passport Act

USAID contracts with elite teams of first responders who can be deployed at a moment’s notice to assist with natural disaster response efforts around the world. For example, organizations such as the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team and the Los
Angeles County Search and Rescue Team can be activated during emergencies such as earthquakes in Nepal, Japan, and Mexico.

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Cosponsor the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act of 2019

I am writing to ask you to join me in co-sponsoring H.R. 878, the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act. This legislation will double the amount educators are able to deduct on qualified out-of-pocket classroom expenses – such as basic school supplies,
books, and other instructional materials – from $250 to $500. The deductions would also be indexed to inflation.

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Cosponsor the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act

We write to you today in defense of fair sport. Doping fraud conspiracies damage the integrity of competition and defraud individuals and corporate entities who participate in international sport, including clean U.S. athletes,
sponsors, and banking institutions. The international system in place to prevent doping has fundamentally failed—it is time for the United States to step up.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of The Pink Tax Repeal Act

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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