Support Reauthorization of the Generalized System of Preferences Program

Please join me in signing onto a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady and Ranking Member Richard Neal of the Ways and Means Committee. On December 31, 2017, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program is set to expire and must be reauthorized. GSP eliminates
US import tariffs on non-sensitive products imported from more than 120 developing countries . These tariffs would ultimately be paid by American manufacturers, farmers, and consumers if GSP  expires.

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Cosponsor H.R. 4023 Developing Tomorrow’s Engineering and Technical Workforce

The vitality of the innovation economy in the United States depends on the availability of an educated technical workforce. The best way we can promote economic growth and ensure that we can come up with solutions to our most pressing problems is to provide
the tools and education our students need to become innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists, and be ready for the rapidly growing technological future.

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Cosponsor H. Con. Res. 84 Expressing Support for Designation of the first Friday of October as Manufacturing Day

This year, Friday October 6, 2017 is National Manufacturing Day.  The manufacturing industry significantly impacts every congressional district across the United States. 
The most recent data shows that the manufacturing industry contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy.  Manufacturers employ 12.3 million workers across the country, accounting for nine percent of the workforce; and support additional 18.5 million jobs
in the U.S., which is about one in every six private sector jobs. To recognize the importance of manufacturing please join us as a cosponsor of a resolution to recognize the Manufacturing Day. 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: End the Arms Embargo Against Cyprus

I ask that you join me as an original cosponsor of legislation to repeal the existing U.S. arms embargo against the Republic of Cyprus.  Cyprus is a critical and strategic U.S. partner in the Eastern Mediterranean region, and ensuring their security will
help safeguard American interests, strengthen our alliances, and preserve our national security.

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BRIEFING TODAY: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2006, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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Cosponsor H. Con. Res. 84 Expressing Support for Designation of the first Friday of October as Manufacturing Day

This year, Friday October 6, 2017 is National Manufacturing Day.  The manufacturing industry significantly impacts every congressional district across the United States.  The most recent data shows that the manufacturing industry contributes $2.17 trillion
to the U.S. economy.  Manufacturers employ 12.3 million workers across the country, accounting for nine percent of the workforce; and support additional 18.5 million jobs in the U.S., which is about one in every six private sector jobs.
To recognize the importance of manufacturing please join us as an original cosponsor of a resolution to recognize the Manufacturing Day. 

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BRIEFING TODAY: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2006, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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Keep Jobs in the United States: Cosponsor the End Outsourcing Act

For too long, our tax code has incentivized companies to outsource American jobs instead of investing in workers and communities here in the United States. We give corporations who ship American jobs overseas a free pass while workers suffer the consequences.
Instead of rewarding companies that relocate to other countries, we should use our tax code to incentivize firms to invest in our communities and to put workers back to work.

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