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Sign Letter Supporting Electric Vehicles

January 26, 2018

I invite you to join me in sending a bicameral letter to Congressional leadership requesting that a 10-year extension of the electric vehicle and alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure tax credits be included in any potential tax extenders package.

Sign Letter Supporting Electric Vehicles

January 26, 2018

I invite you to join me in sending a bicameral letter to Congressional leadership requesting that a 10-year extension of the electric vehicle and alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure tax credits be included in any potential tax extenders package.

Cosponsor the BUILD Resilience Act

January 26, 2018

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.

Cosponsor H.R.4739, the Build America Act of 2018

January 25, 2018

As Congress reconvenes for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress, I ask that you join me in prioritizing investments in infrastructure by cosponsoring H.R.4739, the Build America Act of 2018. This legislation expands upon two very successful merit-based
infrastructure grant programs without adding a penny to the national debt.

Cosponsor H.R. 2112: the Federal Government Decentralization Commission Act

January 24, 2018

A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight
to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth.  Our country should be proud of our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned
the size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings.  The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located
are long gone.  Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington D.C.

Cosponsor H.R. 2801:HOT CARS Act of 2017

January 24, 2018

On average, 37 children die a year from heat-related deaths after being trapped in a hot vehicle. A temperature inside a car can reach 125 degrees in a matter of minutes, and cracking the windows does not help slow the heating process. In conjunction, a
child’s body overheats 3-5 times faster than an adult body. Combined together this is a deadly situation that can be easily avoided with simple technology. Our legislation would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger
motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.  General Motors deploys an example of this technology, a Rear Seat Reminder feature, in multiple vehicles in the 2018 model year, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC. While we have systems
that tell you when you leave your keys in the car or keep your lights on, we have no current requirement for cars to have this simple feature that will help save the lives of children across the country. This is inexcusable. Join us and cosponsor this common-sense
piece of legislation, and help save the lives of children. If you have any questions, or want to cosponsor the Hot Cars Act of 2017 (HR 2801), please contact Anne Sokolov in Congressman Tim Ryan’s office at
anne.sokolov@mail.house.gov.

Cosponsor HR547 – National Infrastructure Bank

January 24, 2018

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the United States must invest $3.6 trillion by 2020 to bring U.S. infrastructure up to a state of good repair.  Moreover, in order to compete in a globalized economy, the United States must make long-term
pro-growth investments in our transportation, energy, environmental and telecommunications infrastructure.

Cosponsor the BUILD Resilience Act

January 24, 2018

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.

HR 4319 – Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2017

January 22, 2018

As you know, more and more Veterans are transitioning from uniformed service to civilian life.  Many of these Veterans go on to form small businesses, particularly in the construction industry.  We would like to announce HR 4319, The Fairness to Veterans
for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2017, for your consideration.  This bill is a great opportunity to ensure that we are doing what we can to support Veteran owned small businesses.

Cosponsor the Great Lakes Oil Spill Prevention Act

January 22, 2018

The Great Lakes is one of the most precious resources in the United States. It is a source of drinking water for over 40 million Americans and holds 20% of the world’s fresh water. Further, it supports the agriculture, transportation, tourism, and fishing
economies in the Great Lakes Basin and across the country. An environmental disaster to the Great Lakes would be devastating for all Americans.