Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

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.

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Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

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.

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The Hill Op-Ed: Time is money: Let’s open Social Security field offices, not close them

I write to share with you the
Op-Ed below that recently appeared in the Hill expressing support for passing legislation to protect the American public’s access to Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices.  The article raises a number of points about the importance
of these field offices to our constituents.  I urge you to cosponsor my bill, H.R. 7146–the Maintain Vital Access to Social Security Services Act of 2018, that would require the SSA to take certain steps, including seeking and considering public input, prior
to closing a field office.   For questions or to be added as a cosponsor, please contact Chris Goldson in my office at chris.goldson@mail.house.gov

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Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

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.

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Co-Sponsor the Diverse Small Businesses Empowerment Act

While women, veterans, and minorities represent the largest share of new small business start-ups in the country, they still face tremendous institutional barriers. To help address this problem, I am introducing legislation to cut the upfront fees for certain
small business loans, making it easier for small business start-ups to access the loans without paying high guarantee fees.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 993 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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Letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General – Investigate Secretary Acosta’s Sweetheart Plea Deal with a Sexual Predator

This week, the Miami Herald published an
extraordinary series (“Perversion of Justice”) that highlighted the sweetheart plea deal then-Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Alex Acosta entered into with Jeffrey Epstein. At the time of the deal, Epstein was facing
a 53-page federal indictment for trafficking minor girls for sex parties that could have resulted in life imprisonment. Rather than pursue the indictment fully, Secretary Acosta entered into an extremely preferential deal that resulted in this perpetrator
of horrific crimes against children serving just 13 months in county jail. According to the
Herald’s reporting, the plea deal was hidden from the victims and took the extraordinary step of granting immunity to any potential co-conspirators who were involved in the crimes.

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