Support H.R. 3779 to Protect Seniors, Veterans, and Children from Identity Theft

Please join us in the effort to prevent identity theft by becoming a cosponsor of H.R. 3779. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and is cited by the Federal Trade Commission as “one of the most reported consumer fraud complaints.” In the current fiscal environment, identity theft and associated crimes, such as credit card and document fraud, threaten the financial security of millions of Americans, as well the economic stability of the United States as a whole.

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Support Working Families – Cosponsor the Child CARE Act (v. 2)

Child care expenses have become one of the biggest financial burdens on working families, often exceeding expenses related to housing, transportation, and food. Studies show that the cost of child care for two children is more than housing costs for homeowners with a mortgage in 20 states, and the cost of infant care is more than a year’s tuition at a four-year public college in 31 states. The situation is even bleaker for low-income families, for whom child care is often completely unaffordable.

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Let’s Balance Our Budget So States Don’t Have To: Cosponsor H.J.Res. 55

The American people are angry about Congress’ fiscal mismanagement. Our lack of leadership imposes serious burdens on our children. It undermines the nation’s stability and prosperity, and CBO’s just-released Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016-2026 projects a dark future. We can fix this. If Congress fails to act soon, however, state legislatures are poised to draft and ratify a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.

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Fix the Tax Code for Farmers – Become an Original Cosponsor of the FAME Act

Currently, the Internal Revenue Code treats certain farm equipment, like tractors and combines, as seven-year assets for the purposes of depreciation, even though most machinery is treated as five- year assets. This means that a farmer who elects a depreciation deduction for an equipment purchase must wait seven years, rather than the five that other businesses can use, to recover the full cost of an investment.

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