Build More Housing Near Transit Act

Every year, the Department of Transportation issues billions of dollars in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) to fund the construction and expansion of public transportation systems. While these projects can be transformative for the regions in which they are
awarded, the CIG awards don’t currently require localities ensure land use policies encourage optimal development.

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Increase Accountability in Federal Construction Contracts

The federal government has an obligation to taxpayers to make sure that their money is spent responsibly. In federal construction contracts, prime contractors can engage in a practice called bid shopping. Bid shopping occurs when a contract is awarded for
a set amount and the prime contractor switches subcontractors, post-award, to lessen the costs and pocket the profits. The federal government still pays the original contracted amount to the prime contractor, resulting in wasteful overspending. Bid shopping
not only squanders taxpayer money, but it also hurts the workers who were initially hired to do the job.

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Cosponsor the Fair Housing Improvement Act

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) provides protection from discrimination when people buy or rent a home. Currently, the FHA prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. Protections
cover most types of housing except under limited circumstances; for example, owners who operate no more than four units are exempt. The law doesn’t just prohibit discrimination based on intent, but prohibits practices that disproportionately harm groups protected
under the FHA. 

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McEachin – Nadler Introducing Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Act of 2019 (Introducing Thursday 6/13)

Too many Americans struggle to afford their rent or mortgage, which can result in far-reaching consequences across our economy. When families have stable housing, research shows that outcomes improve in terms of health, education, and poverty alleviation.
To tackle the affordable housing crisis in this country, urgent action is required at all levels of government to generate a menu of solutions.

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Cosponsor Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitic Attack at Chabad of Poway

It is with great sadness that I write to you today regarding the tragic shooting that took place at Chabad of Poway on April 27, 2019. As the synagogue celebrated the last day of Passover, a 19-year-old terrorist walked in and opened fire with an assault
rifle. Lori Gilbert Kaye lost her life that day trying to protect her Rabbi from the gunman. Three others were badly hurt.

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Cosponsor the Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act

Our nation has experienced a variety of natural disasters, particularly over the last several years. The federal government plays a vital role in helping communities recover from these disasters, yet the federal government does not produce a single estimate
of how much it spends on disaster-related assistance each year.

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Cosponsor the Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act

Our nation has experienced a variety of natural disasters, particularly over the last several years. The federal government plays a vital role in helping communities recover from these disasters, yet the federal government does not produce a single estimate
of how much it spends on disaster-related assistance each year.

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Cosponsor Homeless Veterans Bills

Over 37,800 veterans experienced homelessness in January 2018. In the last eight years, several cities and states have ended veterans’ homelessness, meaning homelessness among veterans is rare, brief, and non-recurring. This progress is largely due to investments
made by Congress, which include supportive services for mental health and substance abuse counseling and rental assistance through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.

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Increase Accountability in Federal Construction Contracts

The federal government has an obligation to taxpayers to make sure that their money is spent responsibly. In federal construction contracts, prime contractors can engage in a practice called bid shopping. Bid shopping occurs when a contract is awarded for
a set amount and the prime contractor switches subcontractors, post-award, to lessen the costs and pocket the profits. The federal government still pays the original contracted amount to the prime contractor, resulting in wasteful overspending. Bid shopping
not only squanders taxpayer money, but it also hurts the workers who were initially hired to do the job.

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