Facilitating Farmers’ Access to Resources and Machines (FFARM) Act

Across my state and around the country, farmers and communities are concerned about the condition of the rural economy. Agricultural income has fallen. Land prices are down; commodity prices are down; farm debt is up. In addition, agricultural exports have
decreased due to a strong U.S. dollar and economic slowdowns faced by our trading partners.

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PROTECT WORKPLACE SAVINGS

Congressman Richard Neal (MA-01) and I have reintroduced legislation to help protect Americans’ Workplace Retirement Savings retirement savings from leakage.  The Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings Act (SEAL Act, H.R. 2030)

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Cosponsor H.R. 3204, the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit Act

Many employers today have trouble hiring because of the “skills gap” – the gap between the labor force available for hire and the labor pool with the skills employers need.  This is reflected in recent employment data.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports
that in May 2017 the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent and 6.9 million people remained unemployed.  However, on the last business day of April there were 6 million job openings throughout the country.  We can and we must work to close this gap and put Americans
back to work.

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H.R. 3583: End Overtaxation of People Hurt by Consumer Fraud

I invite you to become a cosponsor of the
Fair Tax Treatment for Consumer-Plaintiffs Act (H.R. 3583) to end the perverse disincentive that deters people from filing consumer fraud complaints out of fear that they will end up paying more in taxes than they could gain from winning a judgment
in their favor.

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