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October 31, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Three issues for Congress to tackle

Americans need Congress to take up the cause on three matters of great importance.

First, the IRS cannot be allowed to enforce the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The law is bad enough already, but IRS enforcement is unacceptable. The tax agency was caught targeting conservative groups. It should not be allowed to enforce my health care decisions.

Second, Congress must pass the bipartisan USA Freedom Act (S. 2685), introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy. Under the Fourth Amendment, the government must obtain a warrant to search Americans. The National Security Agency and other government agencies are not above the law.

Third, the Export-Import Bank of the United States is up for reauthorization in September. The bank gives taxpayer-backed loans to some of the most profitable corporations in the world.

Government bureaucrats need to stop picking winners and losers. The bank needs to be shut down — do not reauthorize it!

Millions of Americans share my views on these important matters. It is not enough to sit by and do nothing.

Lawmakers must take action to address these three major issues as soon as Congress comes back from its August recess.

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