Help Create Middle-Class Jobs (v. 2)

Recreational boating is a multi-billion dollar per year business in the United States that supports hundreds of thousands of middle-class jobs. Yachts are the floating economic engines at the center of this industry. At least thirteen percent of the value of every yacht sold in the U.S. immediately goes towards upgrades that boost the local economy where the sale takes place. And, an additional ten percent of the boat’s value goes to maintenance every year. This means jobs for carpenters, painters, mechanics, welders, and others involved in boat maintenance and retrofitting. Plus, each yacht docked in the U.S. requires the support of crew members who spend their dollars in the local economy.

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Briefing on DOL Fiduciary Rule

Every day for the next 15 years, 10,000 Americans will turn 65. In addition, Americans are living longer, are underestimating their life expectancy, and do not have traditional pensions to rely on for lifetime income. That’s why, as co-chairs of the Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus, we would like to invite you or a member of your staff to attend the upcoming briefing on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed fiduciary rule and its response to congressional concerns.

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Co-sponsor the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (v. 2)

I am writing to invite you to cosponsor the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA). The bill is designed to prevent the federal government from bailing out distressed U.S. state and municipal pension funds, and to rectify serious shortcomings in the financial accounting and transparency practices of these funds.

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Support Funding for Internal Revenue Service (v. 3)

We ask you to support funding for the Internal Revenue Service by signing the letter below addressed to the Financial Services Appropriation Subcommittee Chair and Ranking Member requesting $12.3 billion for Fiscal Year 2017. The $12.3 billion request is equal to the level of funds recommended in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission.

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Support Funding for Internal Revenue Service (v. 2)

We ask you to support funding for the Internal Revenue Service by signing the letter below addressed to the Financial Services Appropriation Subcommittee Chair and Ranking Member requesting $12.3 billion for Fiscal Year 2017. The $12.3 billion request is equal to the level of funds recommended in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission.

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Co-sponsor the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act

I am writing to invite you to cosponsor the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA). The bill is designed to prevent the federal government from bailing out distressed U.S. state and municipal pension funds, and to rectify serious shortcomings in the financial accounting and transparency practices of these funds.

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