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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BRIEFING TOMORROW: 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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BRIEFING TOMORROW: 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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Letter to Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S.: Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

We ask you to join us in urging Canadian health officials to continue to work with Congress to address the opioid crisis.  The United States and Canada currently have similar policy approaches that, taken together, will hopefully turn the tide on the growing
number of opioid overdose deaths.  However, Canadian health officials have not taken one important step towards curbing misuse, abuse, and diversion of prescription opioids – encouraging the use of opioids with abuse-deterrent properties.

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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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Join the Congressional Caucus on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

We invite you to join the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), a new caucus founded by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) in the 115thCongress. The Caucus aims to
strengthen ties between the United States and ASEAN, and foster a dialogue on Capitol Hill around issues related to Southeast Asia.

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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. 

Read More