Sexual Harassment should not be a Tax Break

As our national conversation continues around the prevalence of sexual harassment both in and out of the workplace, the time has come to examine and reverse policies that have enabled this behavior and allowed it to remain in the shadows for so long. That
is why I am introducing legislation entitled No Tax Deductions for Sexual Harasser Buyouts Act to strike the tax deductibility of contract buyouts in the case of sexual harassment of an employee.

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Seeking Originals: Sexual Assault should not be a Tax Break

As our national conversation continues around the prevalence of sexual harassment both in and out of the workplace, the time has come to examine and reverse policies that have enabled this behavior and allowed it to remain in the shadows for so long. That
is why I am introducing legislation entitled No Tax Deductions for Sexual Harasser Buyouts Act to strike the tax deductibility of contract buyouts in the case of sexual harassment of an employee.

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Protect the Ability to Save Taxpayer’s Money via Advance Refunding and; Infrastructure, Housing, and Educational Financing Uses of Private Activity Bonds

I write to draw your attention to a relatively obscure provision in the tax code with enormous implications for infrastructure and public finance.  Tax reform season
is upon us, and many of us would like to see a comprehensive bipartisan bill put forth that addresses the wrenching complexity, unfairness, and inefficiency of the current tax code.  Yet we face the prospect of changes that would prohibit some types of tax-exempt
state and local government bonds and needlessly hamstring others. This could have unintended consequences for infrastructure repair and development for broad swaths of the nonprofit community and municipal finance world. 

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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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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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