CLOSING TOMORROW: Support a Strong and Independent TTB

The alcoholic beverage industry is an important part of the American economy, providing jobs and driving consumer spending across the country. Alcohol requires effective regulation in order to protect the consumer and promote fairness and competition across
the industry. The current system of regulation works well and should be preserved in its current form. Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary Mnuchin, urging his Department to maintain the status quo in alcohol regulation.

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Expand the Medical Expenses Tax Deduction

In the historic Tax Reform Act of 1986, Congress allowed the American people to deduct medical expenses from their tax returns if the costs exceeded a specified amount of their adjusted gross income. Current law states that no medical expense may be deducted
until those costs reach 10 percent of an individual’s gross income.

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TODAY 3:30-4:30 in Rayburn 2253

Please join me for a briefing TODAY from 3:30-4:30 in Rayburn 2253 to discuss a petition at the United States Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding hardwood plywood imports being dumped into U.S.
markets.

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Support Your District’s Student Farmers

According to the latest agricultural census, the average farmer is 58 years old, and it is trending upward. With the growing need for farmers, we must encourage America’s young farmers to remain in the farming
business.

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Support Our Youth: Cosponsor H.R. 2208 and H.R. 2209

Our young people are the future of this nation. Unfortunately, many of our underserved and at-risk youth face employment barriers including discrimination, homelessness, and involvement with the juvenile or criminal justice system. The resulting unemployment
makes it harder for these young people to find and maintain jobs later in life. According to the Brookings Institution, in 2016, 3 million youth in the United States between the ages of 16-24 were out of school and out of work. We must do more to break down
employment barriers and facilitate youth employment.

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