Please co-sponsor H.R. 5737, Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014

November 21, 2014

On March 14, 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would not renew its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions and instead make a transition to a new arrangement to be proposed by the global multi-stakeholder community. The IANA functions contract expires on September 30, 2015, however, the NTIA has two options to renew the contract until September 30, 2017, and until September 30, 2019.

Hit the HMTF Target and fund our ports

November 21, 2014

Our ports are a vital part of our nation’s economy. They move more than 2.3 billion tons of cargo a year in the United States, generating economic activity that touches every Congressional district in the country. Our ports are more than just gateways, they are engines—for the economy and for jobs.

Defend Our Greatest Ally, Israel

November 20, 2014

From: The Honorable Trent Franks Sent By: Bill: H.Res. 622 Date: 11/20/2014 *Supported by the ZOA, London Center for Policy Research and Endowment for Middle East Truth* Join 27 Bipartisan Cosponsors: Juan Vargas, Dan Lipinski, Andy Barr, Joe Barton, Doug Collins, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Bill Johnson, Steve King, Doug Lamborn, Robert Latta, Randy […]

Support COPS funding

November 20, 2014

We invite you to join us in supporting robust funding for two very important initiatives: the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Technology Grant program and the COPS Hiring program. As the FY 2015 budget is being formulated, these two COPS programs, which have broad bipartisan support, are critical to bolstering public safety in our communities.

Cosponsor H.R. 4793, The Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act

November 20, 2014

The cost of college applications often stands between veterans and their ability to access their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. That is why I ask you to join in cosponsoring the Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act (H.R.4793), bipartisan legislation that would allow veterans to use the educational benefits they have earned towards college application fees.

Tell Leadership: Internet Sales Tax Must be Considered on Own Merits

November 19, 2014

As you may know, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he will do “whatever it takes” to jam through a prominent internet sales tax bill over the next few weeks. Speaker Boehner, in sharp contrast, has voiced concerns with this proposal and indicated that the issue should undergo additional scrutiny in the next Congress.

Reduce the Rape Kit Backlog

November 19, 2014

I invite you to join me in supporting funding to reduce the backlog of untested sexual assault kits. Untested rape kits are a significant public safety hazard that prevents law enforcement from apprehending violent criminals, increases the risk of additional crimes, and robs victims of the justice they deserve.

Finland, Estonia Move to Reduce Reliance on Russian Gas

November 19, 2014

Finland and Estonia’s ability to reduce its dependence on Russia for natural gas is noteworthy, especially in light of Russia’s actions to destabilize Ukraine’s economy by cutting off natural gas supplies.

Experts Unveil New Study on CFPB’s Auto Financing Guidance

November 19, 2014

Since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its controversial March 2013 guidance on indirect auto financing, Members of Congress have written twelve letters to the agency on a bicameral, bipartisan basis asking for a straightforward disclosure of the Bureau’s methodology.

APEC De-Brief: A Game-Changer for U.S.-China Relations?

November 18, 2014

Please join Administration officials, private sector representatives and Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Working Group to discuss the outcomes of President Obama’s visit to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) in Beijing and its impact on U.S.-China relations.