Support our Nation’s Freight Infrastructure

The movement of freight is critical for the strength of our economy. Investment in our freight transportation infrastructure provides tangible benefits to Americans and the nation by improving our capacity to move goods and support job creation. The FAST
Act (P.L. 114-94), which passed in 2015, created a pathway to make dedicated investments to freight and highway projects through both a grant program and formula funding. Many stakeholders throughout the country agree that in order to build on the progress
in the FAST Act, there must be an additional freight specific grant program funded by a dedicated source of revenue. This program should be used for the sole purpose of funding regionally significant freight projects that will improve mobility and shore up
our nation’s shipping infrastructure.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan PACE Act to Make Child Care More Affordable for More Families

We respectfully invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3632, the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act.  This bipartisan bill would make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) fully refundable and enhance the value of Dependent Care
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) in order to put affordable child care within reach for more families.  A
Bloomberg editorial in support of the bill can be found
here, describing the PACE Act as legislation that “would measurably improve the lives of millions of American families.”

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H. Con. Res. 8, The Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution. This resolution will provide Members of Congress and the American people an annual update on the long-term financial health of the country. The Budget Committee has
included our resolution in their plan for budget process reform plan.

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H.R. 3315, Protecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017

Currently, there exists a severe inequity in Treasury regulations in the way stand-alone vision plans (SAVPs) are treated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 9010 of the ACA imposes a health insurer fee on covered entities engaged in the business
of providing health insurance. While it can be debated whether or not the fee ever made sense for a traditional health insurance company, it is clear that this fee should never have applied to SAVPs.

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