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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Become an Original Cosponsor of the WATER Act of 2018!

Our water infrastructure is in a state of emergency. People in Flint, Michigan, still do not have access to safe drinking water. They are not alone. Families in communities across the country, from Detroit to Philadelphia to San Diego, have lost running
water or access to safe drinking water in their homes because they can not afford the increasing costs of water rates. We need a major federal investment in our public water infrastructure to renovate our nation’s old and lead-ridden water pipes, stop sewage
overflows and stem our water affordability crisis.

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Bipartisan Briefing on HR 4444, The Multiemployer Pension Rehabilitation Act

Please join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for a bipartisan briefing on my legislation, the Multiemployer Pension Rehabilitation Act, HR 4444 this Friday, April 13th at 9:30 am in 2203 Rayburn House Office Building.  This is
a proposal for a Federal Loan Program for underfunded multiemployer pension plans.  IBT’s presentation will focus on why they believe a loan program is necessary, the structure and governance features of a loan program, and the costs associated with a loan
program.

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Join the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Caucus!

As co-chairs of the House Whistleblower Protection Caucus, I invite you to join this bipartisan group of House Members to protect the rights of whistleblowers.  The actions of whistleblowers serve to promote government accountability and transparency. The
caucus is dedicated to protecting these individuals who risk their careers to report abuse, fraud, and waste in government agencies.  

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the WATER Act of 2018!

Our water infrastructure is in a state of emergency. People in Flint, Michigan, still do not have access to safe drinking water. They are not alone. Families in communities across the country, from Detroit to Philadelphia to San Diego, have lost running
water or access to safe drinking water in their homes because they can not afford the increasing costs of water rates. We need a major federal investment in our public water infrastructure to renovate our nation’s old and lead-ridden water pipes, stop sewage
overflows and stem our water affordability crisis.

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Show Your Appreciation for School Support Personnel!

The recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reaffirms and acknowledges the critical role that Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) play in education.  To honor the importance of SISP, I am introducing a resolution to designate April
16-20, 2018 as National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Appreciation Week.

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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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