Cosponsor Bill to Remove Confederate Statue from Federal Land in the Nation’s Capital

Please cosponsor my bill H.R. 4135 to require the removal of a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike from federal land near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia.  This statue is different from other Confederate statues elsewhere in the United
States, as it was authorized by Congress in 1898 and paid for, in part, with federal funds.  The Freemasons, of which Pike was a member, donated the majority of the funds needed to build and install the statue in 1901. 

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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 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 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 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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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 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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Cosponsor the RECOVER Act

Please cosponsor the RECOVER Act (H.R. 3726), which would require the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to make permanent the free identity protection coverage that Congress required OPM to provide for 10 years to individuals whose Social Security numbers
were potentially compromised during the OPM data breaches.  In 2015, OPM reported that the personally identifiable information of as many as 25.7 million current, former and prospective federal employees and contractors was stolen in two data breaches.  I
am pleased that the National Treasury Employees Union and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association have endorsed this bill.

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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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