Cosponsor the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act

Please cosponsor The Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act H.R. 3725, which would recognize and preserve the nation’s Civil War Defenses of Washington located in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.  The Defenses of Washington,
including forts, unarmed batteries and rifle trenches, created a ring of protection for the nation’s capital during the Civil War.  This bill would redesignate the 22 Defenses of Washington currently under National Park Service jurisdiction as a national historical
park, and allow other sites associated with the Defenses of Washington that are owned by the District or a unit of state governments to be affiliated with the national historical park through cooperative agreements.  This bill would also require the Secretary
of the Interior to facilitate the storied history of the Civil War for both the North and the South, including the history of the Defenses of Washington and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, being assembled, arrayed and conveyed for the benefit of the
public for the knowledge, education and inspiration of this and future generations.

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Cosponsor Resolution Urging Supreme Court Justices to Adopt Ethics Rules

As the new term of the Supreme Court begins, I hope you will cosponsor my resolution (H.Res. 624) that expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the justices of the Supreme Court should make themselves subject to the existing and operative
ethics guidelines set out in the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, or should promulgate their own code of conduct.

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Cosponsor a Bill to Eliminate Unequal Pay for Women in Gender-Based Jobs

Please join me in cosponsoring the Fair Pay Act of 2019 (H.R. 2039).  The 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA), the first of the great civil rights statutes of the 1960s, has grown creaky with age and needs updating to reflect the new workforce, where women work almost
as much as men.  It is long past time to amend the EPA to reflect this new workforce.

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Help Eliminate the Wage Gap by Cosponsoring the Pay Equity for All Act

Please cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 1864), which seeks to help eliminate the gender and racial pay gaps by prohibiting employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer.  The text of the Pay Equity
for All Act was included in the House-passed Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7).

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Cosponsor the Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act

Please become an original cosponsor of the Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act, which would authorize the establishment of a memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia commemorating the efforts of the 18 million American
women who kept the home front running during World War II.   Women are dramatically underrepresented in our memorials. 

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Cosponsor Bill to Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQ Jurors in Local D.C. Court

Please cosponsor the District of Columbia Local Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2019 (H.R. 2275), which would clarify that D.C. residents may not be excluded or disqualified from jury service in the local D.C. court based on sexual orientation or gender
identity.  Specifically, this bill would clarify that “sex,” which is a protected class under the non-discrimination law that currently applies to local D.C. jurors, includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Cosponsor the Protecting Federal Agencies and Employees from Political Interference Act

Please cosponsor the Protecting Federal Agencies and Employees from Political Interference Act (H.R. 4595), which would require an act of Congress before any federal agency headquarters may be moved out of the National Capital Region (NCR).  This bill would
require that the headquarters of any agency located in the NCR on the date of the introduction of this bill remain in the NCR absent subsequent legislation.

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