Cosponsor the Science Laureates of the United States Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 3639, the Science Laureates of the United States Act.  With the ever increasing importance of science and technological knowledge for the United States’ competitive edge in the modern world, America
needs a clear voice to elevate, articulate, and promote science to the broader public. 

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Co-Sponsor the Superfund Enhancement Act of 2018 to Help Small Businesses

Long-term health difficulties, business disruption and displacement costs are all hurting residents and U.S. small businesses affected by hazardous contamination.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates as Superfund sites any land
in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste, and is a risk to human health and the environment. These sites are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
The NPL is the list of over 1,100 sites in the U.S. with known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. Of those, there are 86 in New York State alone.

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Deadline Thursday: Original Cosponsors for Resolution to Celebrate National Engineers Week

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that advances in science and engineering will be a primary driver of our future economy and the creation of jobs. In fact, it states that “while only 4 percent of the nation’s
work force is composed of scientists and engineers, this group disproportionately creates jobs for the other 96 percent.” As we compete in an increasingly globalized society, introducing and educating young Americans about engineering and science needs to
be a national priority. 

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Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4268 the “Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017” that provides for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be purchased
or transferred ownership.

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Co-Sponsor The Justice Served Act – HR 4854

I’m proud to introduce HR 4854, The Justice Served Act of 2018, which authorizes a portion of Debbie Smith Act funding to prosecute suspects identified through DNA evidence. Since 2004, Congress has appropriated $1.5 billion
to help reduce the backlog of DNA rape kits. This bill paves the way for state prosecutors to bring these criminals to justice.

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