Cosponsor Bipartisan H.R. 2048, 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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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Stop Unfair Bid Shopping Act

The federal government has an obligation to taxpayers to make sure that their money is spent responsibly. In federal construction contracts, prime contractors can engage in a practice called bid shopping. Bid shopping occurs when a contract is awarded for
a set amount and the prime contractor switches subcontractors, post-award, to lessen the costs and pocket the profits. The federal government still pays the original contracted amount to the prime contractor, resulting in wasteful overspending. Bid shopping
not only squanders taxpayer money, but it also hurts the workers who were initially hired to do the job.

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Cosponsor the Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act

I invite you to become a cosponsor of the Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act (H.R. 2322). Representatives Houlahan, Crow, Chabot, Espaillat, and I introduced this bipartisan bill this week to provide small businesses with expedited payments by
directing the federal government to pay small business contractors within 15 days instead of the current 30-day standard.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Federal Government Advertising Equity Accountability Act

Please join me in encouraging fair access to federal advertising contracts by becoming an original cosponsor of the Federal Government Advertising Equity Accountability Act.  This bill would require all federal agencies to include in their annual budget
requests to Congress the amount they spend on advertising contracts with small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) and businesses owned by minorities and women.  Federal agencies would be required to provide prior and projected total expenditures for such contracts. 

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COSPONSOR: The Pink Tax Repeal Act, H.R. 2048

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.

Read More