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H.R. 4955, The Pension and Budget Integrity Act (v. 8)

August 16, 2016

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 4955, The Pension and Budget Integrity Act. This legislation will eliminate a Washington-created budget gimmick and protect employees and employers.

End Infant Mortality: Cosponsor the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act

August 12, 2016

For every 1,000 live births, nearly six babies will not live to see their first birthday. While the national infant mortality rate has declined in recent years, there is still progress to be made.

Become a Cosponsor of the Pre-College Engineering Education Act, H. R. 5679 (v. 6)

August 11, 2016

STEM education is critical in developing student interest and aptitude in subjects directly relevant to the Nation’s capacity for research and innovation.

H.R. 2991 – Preparing More Welfare Recipients for Work Act (v. 8)

August 9, 2016

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 2991, the Preparing More Welfare Recipients for Work Act.

H.R. 4955 The Pension and Budget Integrity Act (v. 4)

August 8, 2016

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 4955, The Pension and Budget Integrity Act. This legislation will eliminate a Washington-created budget gimmick and protect employees and employers.

H.R. 3559: Support a Solid Start for Small Business Owners (v. 2)

August 4, 2016

Would-be entrepreneurs who buy franchises with government-guaranteed loans should receive accurate financial data from the franchise corporation.

Cosponsor the Veteran Visa & Protection Act (v. 11)

August 2, 2016

Every day, courageous men and women in our armed forces place themselves in harm’s way to keep our nation safe.

Legislative Branch Employees Deserve the Same Whistleblower Protections as the Private Sector and Executive Branch

July 27, 2016

Please cosponsor H.R. 3528, the Congress Leads by Example Act, a bill that would subject Congress and the rest of the legislative branch to the federal whistleblower and anti-discrimination laws that now protect employees in the private sector and the executive branch.

Op-Ed on H.R. 4955, the Pension and Budget Integrity Act (v. 3)

July 26, 2016

The Hill recently published an op-ed in support of H.R. 4955, the Pension and Budget Integrity Act. I introduced this bi-partisan legislation with Congressman Pocan (D-WI) that would end the practice of using PBGC premium increases as offsets for unrelated spending.

H.R. 2509:The Flexibility to Promote Reemployment Act (v. 4)

July 25, 2016

I invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2509, the Flexibility to Promote Reemployment Act. This legislation will provide states with the flexibility they need to use Unemployment Insurance (UI) funds to help unemployed individuals collect paychecks instead of benefit checks.