One of the most important aspects of Congress is developing, making, and monitoring laws. New laws are created every week. As a Member of Congress, I am trying to be actively involved in sponsoring and drafting legislation about issues that are important to you. Please contact my offices to share your thoughts on current legislation that may affect you, your family and your community.
|Cosponsored — To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to prohibit the possession or use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To authorize funding for section 619 and part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
|Cosponsored — To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to promulgate regulations with respect to regional and interregional transmission planning, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To create and disseminate best practices regarding safe firearm storage, to create a grant program for the distribution of safe storage devices, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow workers an above-the-line deduction for union dues and expenses and to allow a miscellaneous itemized deduction for workers for all unreimbursed expenses incurred in the trade or business of being an employee.
|Cosponsored — To provide an exclusion from gross income for compensation for expenses and losses resulting from certain wildfires.
|Cosponsored — To extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
|Cosponsored — To protect our democracy by preventing abuses of Presidential power, restoring checks and balances and accountability and transparency in government, and defending elections against foreign interference, and for other purposes.protect our democracy by preventing abuses of Presidential power, restoring checks and balances and accountability and transparency in government, and defending elections against foreign interference, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To place a moratorium on the issuance and renewal of certain Federal authorizations for mountaintop removal coal mining until a health study is conducted, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a grant program to facilitate the training and employment of veterans for certain conservation activities, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To amend the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to repeal restrictions on onshore wind and solar.
|Cosponsored — To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit institutions of higher education participating in Federal student assistance programs from giving preferential treatment in the admissions process to legacy students or donors.
|Cosponsored — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a wealth tax, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To amend the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to repeal restrictions on offshore wind leasing.
|Cosponsored — To require certain insurance companies to disclose investments and underwriting that relate to coal mining and oil and gas extraction and fossil fuel extraction, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To amend the Indian Self-Determination Act and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to provide advance appropriations authority for certain accounts of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education of the Department of the Interior and the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
|Cosponsored — To require regulation of wastes associated with the exploration, development, or production of crude oil, natural gas, or geothermal energy under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, and for other purposes.