Preserve the Charitable Contribution Deduction

At a time when millions of Americans are struggling to find jobs, non-profits and charities remain crucial in helping people still suffering from unemployment and financial setbacks. Limitations that aim to reduce the benefit of charitable contributions to non-profits and charities need to be curbed.

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Help Protect the Housing Market – Streamline Short Sales

Seven years after the 2008 housing collapse, we are still far from clearing our nation’s backlog of short sale homes. A short sale is a home sale in which the sale price of the property is likely to fall short of the total mortgage and liens on the property. When a family is unable to make their mortgage payments, a short sale can help them avoid foreclosure, which is a far better outcome for families, neighborhoods, and home values.

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Strengthen Social Security for Seniors and Veterans

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act. The SAVE Benefits Act would give immediate relief to seniors, Veterans and other Americans who will not have a cost-of-living adjustment or benefit increase in 2016, for only the third time since 1975.

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