Honor the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent – Wife, Mother, and Warrior

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 H.R. 1748, the Safe Freight Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the bicameral Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers (POST) Act. Current law prohibits for-profit colleges and universities from deriving more than 90% of their revenue from the U.S. Department of Education’s federal
student aid programs. The other 10% is required to come from sources other than the federal government. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that schools are not overly dependent on the federal government for their operation and that others, besides federal
taxpayers, have skin in the game. 

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Fully Fund the Defense Community Infrastructure Program

Roads surrounding military installations play an important role in preserving military readiness. While the last BRAC round increased the size of some military installations, the surrounding community infrastructure was left behind. Many avenues to enter
military bases are pushed beyond capacity creating traffic congestion and long wait times at gates. If our servicemembers can’t get to their base they can’t conduct training.

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Cosponsor: Cabin Air Safety Act (H.R.2208)

I invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan “Cabin Air Safety Act” (H.R.2208) to protect commercial airline passengers and crew from toxic cabin air. As you may know, “toxic fume” events
occur when air contaminated by engine exhaust, fuel fumes, de-icing fluids, and ozone enters the aircraft cabin through the jet engine intake. Exposure to even low levels of these contaminants can incapacitate passengers and crew, and long-term exposure could
lead to serious, debilitating health issues.

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Cosponsor the Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2353, the “Duty To Refuse and Report Foreign Interference in American Elections Act of 2019,” which I introduced to impose an affirmative duty to refuse any offer of election campaign assistance from
any agent or entity acting on behalf or in the interest of a foreign government and to report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation any such offer of assistance from an agent or entity acting on behalf or in the interest of a foreign government. This duty
to refuse and report shall apply to candidates and any person working for, or volunteering with, a candidate for election to federal office. The legislation also requires the Federal Election Commission to require that a candidate for election to federal office
must certify quarterly that he or she is compliance with the above requirements. Violation of the Act carries a penalty of not more than 5 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000.

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