Codify and Improve Executive Appointee Ethics Standards

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2500, the Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act to codify strong, bipartisan standards for ethical conduct by executive appointees. For decades, these standards have been largely determined by Executive Order, meaning
that each incoming administration is free to take steps backwards on critical transparency requirements and safeguards against conflicts of interest. However, we’ve seen an unprecedented and alarming number if ethics issues coming out of the current Administration’s
appointees, from
secret waivers, to conflicts of interest by overseeing the
same issue areas they lobbied in prior to joining the Administration, to
rubber stamping financial disclosure forms.

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Tell Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Kavanaugh’s Lifetime Appointment to the Supreme Court

As you know, Tuesday marked the beginning of the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. With the public eye on this high-profile, lifetime appointment, we invite you to join us in sending
a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Although there are many reasons to oppose Judge Kavanaugh to this appointment, his record on a core American principle –the separation of church and state– is
perhaps one of the most alarming issues to highlight.

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Stand with NATO Allies Against Russian Power Plays

In advance of the upcoming summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, I invite you to join me as a cosponsor on the Countering Russian Power Plays Act, new legislation to impose sanctions on the people and companies working on Russia’s
controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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Stand with NATO Allies Against Russian Power Plays

Following the summit today between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, I invite you to join me as a cosponsor on the Countering Russian Power Plays Act, new legislation to impose sanctions on the people and companies working on Russia’s
controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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Stand with NATO Allies Against Russian Power Plays

With the NATO Summit commencing today, I invite you to join me as a cosponsor on the Countering Russian Power Plays Act, new legislation to impose sanctions on the people and companies working on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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Stand with NATO Allies Against Russian Power Plays

With the NATO Summit commencing on July 11th, I invite you to join me as a cosponsor on the Countering Russian Power Plays Act, new legislation to impose sanctions on the people and companies working on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 gas
pipeline.

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Join Bipartisan Effort to Keep Postal Facilities Open!

In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) began closing or consolidating mail processing plants across the country. Mail processing plants are the central sorting hubs, and their elimination can mean that mail has to travel further before delivery. Facility
closures have been associated with delays in mail delivery, missed overnight mail deadlines, and reduced frequency of deliveries. These closures are particularly taxing on seniors, veterans, and rural communities who depend on timely deliveries for prescriptions
and other services. While USPS temporarily halted these closures, they could begin again at any time.

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Support the Huffman-Buck-Norman Amendment #19

We ask you to support our amendment to strike an unnecessary and wasteful provision in the Defense Appropriations Act. Section 8127 of the bill effectively requires the U.S. to ship energy (mainly coal) to a specific medical facility in Germany. Our amendment
would strike specific language within this section in order to help ensure that the Pentagon has the flexibility it needs to source its energy in the most cost-effective manner. This amendment does not change any other policies that would protect national
security by discouraging the use of Russian energy sources.

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Join The Congressional Freethought Caucus

Our country was founded upon principles of reason, critical thought, and the scientific method. The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause makes clear that Congress shall “make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof.” That is why we have launched the Congressional Freethought Caucus, to protect the religious freedom for all Americans while also maintaining the separation between church and state.

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