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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Save Energy to Create Jobs!

Energy is the lifeblood of manufacturing, and the potential for energy savings in the industrial sector are huge.[1] The manufacturing sector consumes more than 40% of all energy used in the United States,[2]
and has the largest potential for cost-effective savings.[3] Manufacturing and commercial sectors combine to account for 55% of total energy saved in existing energy efficiency programs.[4]
And the manufacturing sector alone accounts for 40% of the $1.2 trillion in wasted energy that could be saved across all sectors of the economy by 2020.[5] With investments in cost-effective energy efficiency measures,
the manufacturing sector could reduce its $200 billion annual energy bill by 25% by 2020.[6]

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Join the Bipartisan Entrepreneurship Caucus

We invite you to join the Congressional Entrepreneurship Caucus in the 115th Congress. The goal of the Entrepreneurship Caucus is to jumpstart discussion on encourage entrepreneurship across the U.S., particularly in areas that have more difficulty accessing
capital; embracing a broader definition of entrepreneurship;  and how policymakers can encourage entrepreneurship in their districts. The Entrepreneurship Caucus is a bipartisan caucus that brings experts together from academia, government and the private
sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs today.

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Save Energy to Create Jobs!

Energy is the lifeblood of manufacturing, and the potential for energy savings in the industrial sector are huge.[1] The manufacturing sector consumes more than 40% of all energy used in the United States,[2]
and has the largest potential for cost-effective savings.[3] Manufacturing and commercial sectors combine to account for 55% of total energy saved in existing energy efficiency programs.[4]
And the manufacturing sector alone accounts for 40% of the $1.2 trillion in wasted energy that could be saved across all sectors of the economy by 2020.[5] With investments in cost-effective energy efficiency measures,
the manufacturing sector could reduce its $200 billion annual energy bill by 25% by 2020.[6]

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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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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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Cosponsor the D’ARC Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4950 the D’ARC Act – “Demand the End of Assault in Refugee Camps.” The D’ARC Act amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to codify the inclusion of information about instances of sexual assault in refugee camps into
the Annual Human Rights Report.

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