Ask the President to Take Action to Reclassify Marijuana

January 31, 2014

President Obama recently told the New Yorker in an interview that he thinks marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol. Yet, at the federal level, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, the strictest classification, defined as having “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Other examples of Schedule I drugs included heroin, LSD and ecstasy. Even drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine are classified as Schedule II substances.

Help VP Biden Close the Skills Gap — Cosponsor the WISE Investment Act

January 31, 2014

From: The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici Sent By: Bill: H.R. 954 Date: 1/31/2014 JOIN VP BIDEN’S QUEST TO CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP Cosponsor the WISE Investment Act Dear Colleague: As Congress looks to build off the President’s positive message in the State of the Union and find innovative ways to grow jobs in this country, […]

Honor the Victims of the Cambodian Genocide

January 30, 2014

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Cambodian Genocide, one of the worst human tragedies of the modern era made infamous by the Killing Fields, in which as many as three million people were deliberately and systematically killed.

Don’t Let Bankruptcy Claim Your Firearms

January 30, 2014

I write to ask you to join me in ensuring that Americans facing bankruptcy reserve their Second Amendment right to retain firearms by co-sponsoring H.R. 3933, the Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act. Endorsed by the National Rifle Association, this legislation received bipartisan support when it passed the House in the 111th Congress. The Senate companion was introduced simultaneously by Sen. Leahy (D-VT).

Cosponsor the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013

January 30, 2014

We invite you to cosponsor the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 (H.R. 3750). This bill would provide principles that states can look to for guidance when developing new policies that govern telehealth.


January 29, 2014

Please join me in recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has served as an opportunity for our country to reflect on the benefits of youth mentoring and the positive impact it has on the development of our youth. According to a recent report released by MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership, these benefits include:

Higher educational goals. It is more likely for a youth with a mentor to attend college than for a youth without a mentor.
Participation in productive and beneficial activities. It is more likely for youth with mentors to engage in leadership positions, extracurricular activities and sports, and community service than youth without mentors.

Join the House Mentoring Caucus

January 29, 2014

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we invite you to join us in supporting youth mentoring by joining the House Mentoring Caucus. The Caucus works to ensure that Members of Congress are familiar with the numerous positive impacts that high-quality mentoring can have on the lives of young people. We work in a bipartisan collaboration to promote policies and legislation that will enable mentoring programs to grow and more effectively serve young people in our communities.

Support School Choice, Cosponsor the School Choice Education Savings Account Act

January 29, 2014

“Choice represents a return to some of our most basic notions about education. In particular, programs emphasizing choice reflect the simple truth that the keys to educational success are schools and teachers that teach, and parents who insist that their children learn.” – President Ronald Reagan.


January 29, 2014

As the cold weather continues, we are hearing reports of propane supply shortages and price spikes across the country. Given this is a complex situation with a number of contributing factors, we want to express interest in finding solutions to address the current propane crisis which threatens our constituents. We urge you to join our letter to the President asking him to take immediate action to help alleviate this dire situation.

Make the unemployment numbers accurate

January 28, 2014

From: The Honorable Michael G. Fitzpatrick Sent By: Date: 1/28/2014 Become an original cosponsor of the Labor Statistics Improvement Act Deadline January 31st Please consider joining me as a cosponsor of the Labor Statistics Improvement Act. Unemployment numbers are carefully scrutinized and cited as an indicator of overall economic health. However many economists, including […]