Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Investigate harmful Trump trade tariffs on 5G small cell infrastructure

Please join me in sending a letter to Comptroller General of the United States, Gene Dodaro, requesting that the Government Accountability Office conduct a review of all Trump trade policies including, but not limited to, tariffs that effect the trade in
foundational telecommunications equipment.  At a critical time in the rollout of 5G infrastructure that will enable and empower the next generation of mobile innovation, US smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and a smart power grid, President Trump’s trade
policies with China threaten to eliminate whatever advantage we have in the race to deploy 5G technology nationwide.  His tariffs are raising the cost of the microelectronics that are crucial in the fabrication of 5G infrastructure, raising the costs to consumers
as carriers begin to roll out this technology.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 167 – Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Investigate harmful Trump trade tariffs on 5G small cell infrastructure

Please join me in sending a letter to Comptroller General of the United States, Gene Dodaro, requesting that the Government Accountability Office conduct a review of all Trump trade policies including, but not limited to, tariffs that effect the trade in
foundational telecommunications equipment.  At a critical time in the rollout of 5G infrastructure that will enable and empower the next generation of mobile innovation, US smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and a smart power grid, President Trump’s trade
policies with China threaten to eliminate whatever advantage we have in the race to deploy 5G technology nationwide.  His tariffs are raising the cost of the microelectronics that are crucial in the fabrication of 5G infrastructure, raising the costs to consumers
as carriers begin to roll out this technology.

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Requesting Original Cosponsors: Protect Consumers and Small Businesses and Keep Commerce Moving Through Our Ports

International trade accounts for as much as one-quarter of our economy.  The readiness of consumers and shippers to fully engage in these markets determines the success of our local economies and how well we will compete in world trade.  Our nation’s international
traders face the daunting task of understanding a complex array of international shipping firms, policies, laws, and regulations.

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Become a Co-Sponsor: Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Cosponsor H.R. 126 – The Students Voicing Opinions in Today’s Elections (VOTE) Act

Please join me as a cosponsor the Students Voicing Opinions in Today’s Elections (VOTE) Act. The right to vote is one of the most important and empowering rights granted to citizens of the United States, yet only 55% of the youth
voter population is registered to vote. We need to educate our youth about the electoral system so they can be prepared be civically engaged once they reach voting age.

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Become a Co-Sponsor: Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. In addition to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of
deaths in incidents of domestic violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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