Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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Cosponsor the MORE TOD Act

Ensuring local communities have all the tools they need to maximize their economic development efforts and maximize the return of our federal investments should be a top priority for Congress in the next surface transportation reauthorization. As families
increasingly demand neighborhoods where they can live, work and play, incentivizing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in local and regional transit and land use plans will be critical to creating more walkable, vibrant, mixed-use communities that improve
mobility and quality of life;  reduce congestion, pollution and sprawl; increase transit ridership; and, enhance opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.  

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Co-sponsor the “Survey Our Military Impacted Schools Act”

Of the more than 1.2 million school-aged children of servicemen and women, more than
80 percent attend public schools. Virtually all school districts educate a child whose parent or guardian is serving in our Armed Forces, whether stationed here or abroad and whether on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves. 

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Cosponsor the MORE TOD Act

Ensuring local communities have all the tools they need to maximize their economic development efforts and maximize the return of our federal investments should be a top priority for Congress in the next surface transportation reauthorization. As families
increasingly demand neighborhoods where they can live, work and play, incentivizing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in local and regional transit and land use plans will be critical to creating more walkable, vibrant, mixed-use communities that improve
mobility and quality of life;  reduce congestion, pollution and sprawl; increase transit ridership; and, enhance opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.  

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