Oppose Unlimited Funds for Immigrant Detention in FY19

            Please join me in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee. The letter requests the exclusion of language that grants the Secretary of Homeland Security special dispensation to transfer funds for
the purpose of detaining immigrants. Such language has been included in year’s prior appropriations bills, granting the Secretary of Homeland Security an unwarranted degree of discretion.

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Support the Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Demonstration Program in FY2019

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, there exists a $2 trillion investment gap to bring our nation’s infrastructure into the 21st Century. Things are not getting better, and Congress has repeatedly failed to act to provide our
state and local governments adequate funding to support transportation improvements.  It’s time we empower our local leaders to act where Congress can not by supporting innovative financing strategies through regional partnerships.

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Support Funding For Special Education Programs

I ask for your support in funding Special Education programs under the Department of Education at a funding level no less than $14.65 billion, to remain consistent with 2018 Budget Agreement increases for non-defense discretionary spending. 

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Support Global Democracy Programs

Please join us in supporting robust funding for democracy assistance in both the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus and Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bills.

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Support Transit-Oriented Development in the FY2019 THUD Bill

We all understand that transportation projects are most effective when they address a need.  That is the goal of transit-oriented development – encouraging development while prioritizing integrated planning. That means connecting housing, jobs, and mixed
use development, with transit.  It also means ensure that transit stations have adequate parking, sidewalks, bike paths, and other common sense supporting infrastructure. 

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Support Global Democracy Programs

Please join us in supporting robust funding for democracy assistance in both the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus and Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bills.

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Help Reduce Wait Times at Customs: Support CBP’s Office of Field Operations

As you know, CBP staffing shortages have plagued our nation’s ports of entry for years, leading to long wait times for U.S. citizens and visitors at airports and land ports alike. In recent years, CBP has sought to address the wait times issue through the
use of innovative technologies, and has worked to raise additional revenue through private-public partnerships. Perhaps most importantly, CBP has made progress in overcoming barriers to hiring new agents. However, our ports of entry remain understaffed; and
increased funding through the Office of Field Operations (OFO) Account is needed to help fill the shortage.

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Help Reduce Wait Times at Customs: Support CBP’s Office of Field Operations

  As you know, CBP staffing shortages have plagued our nation’s ports of entry for years, leading to long wait times for U.S. citizens and visitors at airports and land ports alike. In recent years, CBP has sought to address the wait times issue through
the use of innovative technologies, and has worked to raise additional revenue through private-public partnerships. Perhaps most importantly, CBP has made progress in overcoming barriers to hiring new agents. However, our ports of entry remain understaffed;
and increased funding through the Office of Field Operations (OFO) Account is needed to help fill the shortage.

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