Help Small Businesses Be a Part of the Modern Economy: Cosponsor H.R. 4677 the Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Act

Quality broadband has been a catalyst for civil, social, and economic growth in communities and sectors across America. Unfortunately, small businesses, especially those in rural communities, often lack access to quality broadband and the benefits it offers.
Ten percent of Americans, and thirty-nine percent of those in rural areas, lack access to high-speed broadband according to the FCC’s 2016 Broadband Progress Report.

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Cosponsor HR 3806: Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of Uber in
which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent. This breach
follows Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage
that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed, confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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Prevent the Spread of Hate Crimes Through Social Media: Cosponsor H.R 4527- the stop Hate Act!

Members of Congress have a responsibility to support and defend the First Amendment. Yet, it is also our duty to prevent its use from inflicting physical or emotional harm on other Americans. As we have seen, most recently in Charlottesville, VA and Shelbyville,
TN, hate groups have used online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to spread their hateful message around the country. It is time we understand how we can address the rise of hate crimes and prevent them from harming others.

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Help Small Businesses Be a Part of the Modern Economy: Cosponsor H.R. 4677 the Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Act

Quality broadband has been a catalyst for civil, social, and economic growth in communities and sectors across America. Unfortunately, small businesses, especially those in rural communities, often lack access to quality broadband and the benefits it offers.
Ten percent of Americans, and thirty-nine percent of those in rural areas, lack access to high-speed broadband according to the FCC’s 2016 Broadband Progress Report.

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Prevent the Spread of Hate Crimes Through Social Media: Cosponsor H.R 4527- the stop Hate Act!

Members of Congress have a responsibility to support and defend the First Amendment. Yet, it is also our duty to prevent its use from inflicting physical or emotional harm on other Americans. As we have seen, most recently in Charlottesville, VA and Shelbyville,
TN, hate groups have used online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to spread their hateful message around the country. It is time we understand how we can address the rise of hate crimes and prevent them from harming others.

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Original Cosponsor Community Broadband Act of 2018

Broadband internet is the most vital tool of the 21st Century economy, but unfortunately, far too many communities in our country lack access to this critical service. I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the
Community Broadband Act of 2018, which will empower local communities to ensure that their residents have broadband access.

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