AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 2842 – Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act

June 15, 2017

           The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 19th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act.        

Let’s Incentivize Work Through an Expansion of the EITC

June 15, 2017

Please join me in sponsoring a large expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to compensate for the loss of wages of the bottom twenty percent of wage earners since 1979. This will be one of the largest tax cuts for hard working Americans in decades.
Under this plan, over 85 million taxpayers will end up owing nothing to the IRS.

Reminder for Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus Briefing for Tomorrow – Make sure to Join us if you can

June 15, 2017

The Chairs of the Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus invite you to join us for a briefing and discussion on the “End Discriminatory State Taxes on Automobile Renters or the EDSTAR Act.”

Help Expand Broadband Access to Rural and Low-Income Areas — Cosponsor H.R. 2870, the Gigabit Opportunity Act

June 15, 2017

High-speed internet access has become a pillar of our 21st Century economy and a prerequisite to economic growth in America. Broadband access has revolutionized virtually every dimension of our lives—from education to tele-medicine, entrepreneurship
to the arts. While some of us can take internet access for granted, many of our neighbors live each day without a reliable internet connection, meaning the opportunities afforded by this resources are closed to them. 

H.R. 1144: Invest in America: Enact a Financial Transaction Tax

June 13, 2017

Please cosponsor my bill, The Inclusive Prosperity Act (H.R. 1144). The bill enacts a financial transaction tax (FTT) which economists estimate would raise between $100 billion to $300
billion annually which could be used to upgrade infrastructure; expand research and development; meet human needs, such as health care, education, affordable housing, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; climate change mitigation; international development and

Cosponsor H.R. 2014, the Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act (v. 6)

June 13, 2017

To accomplish anything in Congress, we have to come together, setting aside ideology, and forge compromises for the good of the nation.  That has been my guiding principle since coming to Congress, and it’s the guiding principle behind my new legislation,
the Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act.  Currently we have two huge forces working against economic growth: our extremely high corporate tax rate and the existential threat of climate change.  This legislation seeks to solve both problems at the same time.

Empower Distressed Communities: Cosponsor the Community Economic Assistance Act of 2017 (v. 3)

June 9, 2017

Our small towns are searching for ways to invigorate their economies and build on local assets. Many of these communities are impacted by substantial job loss (250 jobs or more) due to foreign competition or a transition away from an energy-based economy.
Hard-working Americans in coal, oil, and manufacturing face high unemployment rates and limited resources for securing good jobs.

Cosponsor H.R. 1235, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act

June 8, 2017

I write today to encourage you to cosponsor H.R. 1235, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act.  This bipartisan legislation would authorize the creation of a commemorative coin celebrating the 60th anniversary of
the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2019.  Proceeds from the coin’s sale would be used to expand programming and educational outreach at the Hall, the only museum that celebrates basketball of all levels and across the globe, without
any cost to U.S. taxpayers.