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Occupational Licensing Reform

April 28, 2017
e-Newsletter Archive

Reducing Barriers to Work

This week Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and I introduced a bipartisan occupational licensing reform bill that will give state governments additional tools to implement reforms that reduce excessive licensing requirements and boost opportunities for job creation. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. Too often, the scope and complexity of these regulations go beyond their intended purpose and place unnecessary barriers on individuals trying to use their skills to earn a paycheck or grow a small business. Click here to learn more about the New HOPE Act.

Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The service provides an opportunity for citizens to safely and securely dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at an authorized disposal site in their community. Click here to find locations around the 7th District.

Working Families Flexibility Act

With my support, H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act, advanced through the Education and the Workforce Committee this week. This commonsense proposal would allow private-sector employers to offer employees the opportunity to accrue paid time off or "comp time" for working overtime hours. Click here to learn more about my work to help more Americans balance the needs of family and work.

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