Give States a Voice to Reduce Waste and Incentivize Recycling

Too often one community produces trash but another community has to live with the consequences.  While certain individuals might profit from this situation, too often states have little say in the trash entering their communities. They only feel the burden
and don’t see any of the benefit.

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Be an Original Cosponsor of the Organ Donation Clarification Act!

Our nation’s transplant shortage is dire. Twenty-two people die every day because they could not survive the wait for a viable organ. The wait for a kidney in some areas of the U.S. can last from five to ten years, which is often longer than a patient
can survive while waiting; In 2014, out of the 100,000 patients with renal failure on the waiting list, fewer than one-in-five received a kidney transplant. In fact, living donation peaked in 2006 and has declined since. We must
increase the supply of organs for transplantation by removing the barriers that donors face under current law and testing new methods of increasing donation.

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Give States a Voice to Reduce Waste and Incentivize Recycling

Too often one community produces trash but another community has to live with the consequences.  While certain individuals might profit from this situation, too often states have little say in the trash entering their communities. They only feel the burden
and don’t see any of the benefit.

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Cosponsor the THRIVE Act: Support Rural Economic Development

A large portion of our country feels forgotten.  From Appalachia to the Rust Belt, recent decades have told the story of once vibrant communities watching as their factories close and their opportunities dwindle.  The automation of manufacturing, the relocation
of industries, and an influx of foreign competition have led to declining prospects for American workers throughout the country.  It’s time to write a new chapter for rural America.

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Prevent Coal Companies from Pushing Their Cleanup Responsibilities to Taxpayers

Peabody Energy, Alpha Natural Resources, and Patriot Coal are three of over 50 coal companies that have declared bankruptcy in the last 2 years. In fact, since 2012, more than 44% of the coal produced in the United States came from a company that has filed
for bankruptcy.[1] Instead of posting sureties or collateral, these companies often opted to “self-bond.” Now that they are in the bankruptcy process, much of the cleanup costs may be shouldered by the taxpayer.

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Help Make Our Churches, Hospitals, and Museums More Energy Efficient

Non-residential buildings consume more than $200 billion in energy costs.  Most recent energy efficiency incentives and support programs are tax credits and rebates. However, nonprofit organizations cannot take advantage of these programs because they are
tax exempt. Moreover, nonprofit entities are often unable to surmount the “front end” investment costs of efficiency retrofits.

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Cosponsor the Organ Donation Clarification Act!

Our nation’s transplant shortage is dire. Twenty-two people die every day because they could not survive the wait for a viable organ. The wait for a kidney in some areas of the U.S. can last from five to ten years, which is often longer than a patient
can survive while waiting; In 2014, out of the 100,000 patients with renal failure on the waiting list, fewer than one-in-five received a kidney transplant. In fact, living donation peaked in 2006 and has declined since. We must
increase the supply of organs for transplantation by removing the barriers that donors face under current law and testing new methods of increasing donation.

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Prevent Coal Companies from Pushing Their Cleanup Responsibilities to Taxpayers

Peabody Energy, Alpha Natural Resources, and Patriot Coal are three of over 50 coal companies that have declared bankruptcy in the last 2 years. In fact, since 2012, more than 44% of the coal produced in the United States came from a company that has filed
for bankruptcy.[1] Instead of posting sureties or collateral, these companies often opted to “self-bond.” Now that they are in the bankruptcy process, much of the cleanup costs may be shouldered by the taxpayer.

Read More

Be an Original Cosponsor of the Organ Donation Clarification Act!

Our nation’s transplant shortage is dire. Twenty-two people die every day because they could not survive the wait for a viable organ. The wait for a kidney in some areas of the U.S. can last from five to ten years, which is often longer than a patient
can survive while waiting; In 2014, out of the 100,000 patients with renal failure on the waiting list, fewer than one-in-five received a kidney transplant. In fact, living donation peaked in 2006 and has declined since. We must
increase the supply of organs for transplantation by removing the barriers that donors face under current law and testing new methods of increasing donation.

Read More