Join the Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus

We write to invite you to join the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus (CTTC) for the 116th Congress. Travel and tourism is the economic backbone of many communities in the United States. In 2017, the travelers spent over $1 trillion dollars,
generating $2.4 trillion dollars in economic output, and supported 15.6 million American jobs.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 510, the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act (‘BRACE Act’)

As the freight rail industry has evolved, many short line railroads and smaller communities have been abandoned, removing critical first- and last-mile links between producers, consumers, and export opportunities in large and small communities across America.
Since it was first enacted in 2005, the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit has been extended for one- or two-year increments, providing limited certainty for short line railroads to make investments in their infrastructure. Our legislation provides
certainty by making the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit permanent while also applying it retroactively to tax year 2018.

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Seeking Original Cosponsor for the Safety, Efficiency, and Accountability in Transportation Projects Through Public Inspection Act of 2019

I will be introducing the Safety, Efficiency, and Accountability in Transportation Projects Through Public Inspection Act of 2019 and invite you to become an original cosponsor. This bill would require public employees to perform the inspection and related
essential public functions on all state and local transportation projects. The bill is intended to ensure that public safety is protected, transportation funds are not wasted and projects are delivered in a timely manner.

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Become a Co-Sponsor of Legislation to Create Natural Disaster Response EB-5 Set-aside

In the wake of a natural disaster it is critical to have to have new development and a solid workforce available for structural and economic recovery to begin. As you know, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma during the 2017 Hurricane
season, and one of the biggest struggles was a lack of workforce as many of the available workers were also victims themselves. In the coming days I plan to introduce legislation to create a set-aside in the EB-5 program of 100 visas specifically for affected
areas.  

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Become a Co-Sponsor Legislation to Create Natural Disaster Response EB5 Set-Aside

In the wake of a natural disaster it is critical to have to have new development and a solid workforce available for structural and economic recovery to begin. As you know, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma during the 2017 Hurricane
season, and one of the biggest struggles was a lack of workforce as many of the available workers were also victims themselves. In the coming days I plan to introduce legislation to create a set-aside in the EB-5 program of 100 visas specifically for affected
areas.  

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