Cosponsor the MORE TOD Act

Ensuring local communities have all the tools they need to maximize their economic development efforts and maximize the return of our federal investments should be a top priority for Congress in the next surface transportation reauthorization. As families
increasingly demand neighborhoods where they can live, work and play, incentivizing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in local and regional transit and land use plans will be critical to creating more walkable, vibrant, mixed-use communities that improve
mobility and quality of life;  reduce congestion, pollution and sprawl; increase transit ridership; and, enhance opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.  

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Fair Warning Act of 2019, H.R. 5205 – Seeking Co-Sponsors!

However, the effectiveness of the existing WARN Act has been undermined by loopholes and weak enforcement. For example, a GAO report in 2003 reported that the WARN Act covered only 24% of all layoffs, mostly due to limitations in the current law. Also, employers
did not notify workers in two-thirds of the layoffs and closures where the WARN Act applied because the law includes several exceptions that the employers can invoke. Weak enforcement of workers’ rights in the current law also encourages businesses to continue
finding ways to get around this law.

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U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer Act, H.R. 2900 – Seeking Co-Sponsors!

Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy and the backbone of the middle class.  The manufacturing industry has a significant impact in every congressional district across the United States.  Recent data shows that the manufacturing industry contributes
more than $2.38 trillion to the U.S. economy, with about 12.8 million workers employed by manufacturers across the country, accounting for ten percent of private sector jobs.  An additional 18.5 million jobs are supported indirectly by manufacturing businesses.

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Cosponsor the MORE TOD Act

Ensuring local communities have all the tools they need to maximize their economic development efforts and maximize the return of our federal investments should be a top priority for Congress in the next surface transportation reauthorization. As families
increasingly demand neighborhoods where they can live, work and play, incentivizing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in local and regional transit and land use plans will be critical to creating more walkable, vibrant, mixed-use communities that improve
mobility and quality of life;  reduce congestion, pollution and sprawl; increase transit ridership; and, enhance opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.  

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Cosponsor Legislation Supporting Rural Economic Development

Rural communities are the backbone of America, providing our energy and food, serving as stewards of our natural resources, and helping drive innovation.  Despite the important role rural America plays in our country, many rural towns and communities are
struggling.  Industries relocating, health care costs and crisis, deteriorating schools, and a lack of internet access have led to declining prospects for too many rural areas. It is time to write a new chapter for rural America.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Cosponsor H.R. 4069 – The Modern Worker Empowerment Act

Our nation’s economy continues to evolve with rapid advances in modern technology, empowering individuals with new opportunities to engage in the workforce. Independent work arrangements, often coordinated through online platforms, provide freelancers and
small businesses with the freedom and flexibility to provide specialized services on a per-job basis. However, expansion of the independent workforce is under threat due to outdated laws that increase the cost and complexity of doing business.

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Cosponsor the Online Privacy Act

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4978, the Online Privacy Act. This is bold and comprehensive legislation to secure the privacy of every American. As Representatives of Silicon Valley, we’re proud of the countless innovations that have improved the
lives of billions that originate in our region. We also recognize that our country needs a comprehensive privacy law.

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Cosponsor the RARE Act, endorsed by 140 patient groups!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become a cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R. 4228) in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 140 patient groups.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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