Simplify FAFSA and Provide Students with Financial Certainty in College Planning

May 30, 2015

From: The Honorable Lloyd Doggett Sent By: Date: 5/30/2015 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 2ND Dear Colleague: Please join Rep. Pocan and I in sending a letter to Secretary Duncan in support of adopting a policy of using “prior-prior year” tax information which will provide students with increased certainty regarding the financial aid process. A […]

Help Protect Our Student Athletes from Concussions

May 29, 2015

From: The Honorable Mark DeSaulnier Sent By: Bill: H.R. 2062 Date: 5/29/2015 Co-Sponsor H.R. 2062: The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act Dear Colleague: Concussions for student athletes are a growing problem that demands immediate attention. According to figures from the National Federation of State High School Associations, an estimated 140,000 students playing high […]

Cosponsor The American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act

May 29, 2015

From: The Honorable Mike Bost Sent By: Date: 5/29/2015 Cosponsor H.R. 2523 – American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act CoSponsors: Murphy (PA), Visclosky, Crawford, Sewell, Rothfus, Kelly (PA), Ryan (OH), Gibbs, Shimkus, Johnson (OH), Nolan, Renacci, Rouzer, Byrne, Kaptur, Flores, Barletta, Hudson, Greene, Rokita, Pittenger, Stivers, Aderholt, Pascrell, Reed, McKinley, Jones (NC), Turner, Tipton Dear […]

Help stop mental health stigma! Co-sponsor the bipartisan Mental Health No Stigma Week resolution

May 29, 2015

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: Date: 5/29/2015 Original Cosponsor sign on Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Dear Colleague, I invite you to cosponsor this resolution recognizing the first full week of May as National Mental Health No Stigma Week. One in four Americans suffer from mental illness, and stigmatization […]

Upcoming Mindfulness Meditation Session

May 29, 2015

From: The Honorable Tim Ryan Sent By: Date: 5/29/2015 Dear Colleague, Our next mindfulness meditation session will take place on Wednesday, June 3RD in the Cannon House Office Building room 122 from 3:00PM-3:30 PM (Please note date and room change) Host: Steffany Moonaz These weekly meditation sessions are open to both STAFF and MEMBERS. […]

H.R. 1335 Better Science and More Transparency

May 29, 2015

From: The Honorable Don Young Sent By: Date: 5/29/2015 May 29, 2015 Dear Colleague, H.R. 1335, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide for more transparency for fishermen and others in both science and management. The bill would require: […]


May 29, 2015

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: Date: 5/29/2015 Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman and Senator Marco Rubio, Cochairman announce a hearing on “China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy” Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Capitol Visitor’s Center, HVC 210 This CECC hearing will examine Chinese authorities’ […]

What’s Next for Social Security Field Offices?

May 28, 2015

From: The Honorable Cheri Bustos Sent By: Date: 5/28/2015 Supported by: AFGE Dear Colleague, The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently introduced their Vision 2025, a plan for the future of the agency and its customer service. Throughout the document there is no mention of what role Social Security field offices play in that future. […]

Prevent Russia From Hosting the 2018 World Cup

May 28, 2015

From: The Honorable Leonard Lance Sent By: Date: 5/28/2015 Dear Colleague, Yesterday the United States charged several FIFA officials on charges ranging from bribery to money laundering in relation to the bidding process for selecting World Cup hosts, including Russia as the 2018 host. Despite this, tomorrow FIFA is still expected to re-elect Joseph […]

BRIEFING: First Hand Accounts from America’s Farmers on Need for Contract Protection

May 28, 2015

From: The Honorable Marcy Kaptur Sent By: Date: 5/28/2015 Briefing: First Hand Accounts from America’s Farmers on Need for Contract Protection Action that Congress Can Take Immediately Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm 2226 Rayburn House Office Building Dear Colleague, Did you know that poultry companies are making record profits while many of the farmers […]