Help Secure Our Airports and Reduce Long TSA Lines

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Under the legislation, the TSA assumed responsibility for aviation security,
including security screening for airline passengers and their baggage.

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Support Clean Air and Strong State Emission Standards (v. 2)

We ask you to join us in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing our bipartisan support for the model of cooperative federalism embodied in the Clean Air Act to set strong air pollution standards to protect air quality, improve public
health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Stop Involuntary Bumping on Flights: Cosponsor the BOARD Fairly Act (v. 2)

We were shocked last month by footage of security officers at O’Hare International Airport dragging Dr. David Dao off United Flight 3411. That incident brought to light the airline industry practice of bumping – denying air travelers seats that they have
paid for. In the first three months of 2017, nearly 10,000 passengers were involuntary bumped by U.S. airlines. I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2124, the Bumping on Overbooked Airplanes Requires Dealing (BOARD) Fairly Act, to put an end to this unfair practice.

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Urge House Leadership to Focus on Transportation Funding (v. 2)

During this infrastructure week, please join me in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi urging that this Congress focus infrastructure efforts on additional funding and resources.  The 2015 FAST Act is still not fully implemented, and many
of the goals of regulatory streamlining remain unachieved.  Once the FAST Act is implemented, Department of Transportation should be able to reduce permitting time from ten years down to two to three years. These are major achievements which our communities
will soon appreciate – but only if we allow DOT to finish their work.

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Stop Involuntary Bumping on Flights: Cosponsor the BOARD Fairly Act

We were shocked last month by footage of security officers at O’Hare International Airport dragging Dr. David Dao off United Flight 3411. That incident brought to light the airline industry practice of bumping – denying air travelers seats that they have
paid for. In the first three months of 2017, nearly 10,000 passengers were involuntary bumped by U.S. airlines. I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2124, the Bumping on Overbooked Airplanes Requires Dealing (BOARD) Fairly Act, to put an end to this unfair practice.

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Cosponsor the BUILD Resilience Act

In recent years we have seen communities battered by extreme weather, including storm surge, heavy downpours, and tropical storms. In 2016, the President issued 46 major disaster declarations in 27 States for events ranging from the effects of Hurricane
Matthew on the East Coast, to severe flooding in Kentucky and Louisiana, to wildfires in Tennessee. These catastrophes strain the ability of local authorities to effectively respond and despite advances in disaster preparedness, many communities remain vulnerable
to catastrophic events.

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Public-Private Partnerships and Public Buildings

By now you should have received an invite to attend an educational breakfast briefing on Friday, May 19 from 8:30am to 10:00am. Join the Performance Based Building Coalition, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Associated General Contractors of America,
the National Taxpayers Union, and the American Council of Engineering Companies to learn about using public-private partnerships to to invest in public buildings like schools,
courthouses, and hospitals.

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