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EPA Ozone Rule: Cosponsor the Bipartisan CASE Act

August 31, 2015

From: The Honorable Pete Olson Sent By: richard.england@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1388 Date: 8/31/2015 Dear colleague, Late last year, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a sweeping new rule to regulate ground-level ozone or “smog”. Ozone develops from a wide-range of human activity here in America, including everything from power plants to car exhaust. The US has made […]

Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus Event – TSA PreCheck Enrollment

August 31, 2015

From: The Honorable Sam Farr Sent By: tom.tucker@mail.house.gov Date: 8/31/2015 Please share this with your staff. TSA PreCheck Enrollment Event for Capitol Hill Staff Fly Through Airport Security   Monday, September 14, 2015 9:00am to 5:00pm HVC-200 in the Capitol Visitor Center   Dear Colleague,   The Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus will host another […]

Close the Anchor Baby Loophole: Cosponsor H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act

August 31, 2015

From: The Honorable Steve King Sent By: zach.whiting@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 140 Date: 8/31/2015 Close the Anchor Baby Loophole: Cosponsor H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act Dear Colleague, The fight against illegal immigration and the misguided notion of “birthright citizenship” has gained national attention and taken center stage during the 2016 presidential race.  Several Republican presidential candidates […]

Stop Cuts to Radiation Oncology Providers

August 31, 2015

From: The Honorable Devin Nunes Sent By: caitlin.shannon@mail.house.gov Date: 8/31/2015 Dear Colleague, Please join us in sending the letter below to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the devastating cuts to radiation oncology providers in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule. In CMS’ proposed rule, radiation oncology services would […]

CRS – The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and Its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape

August 31, 2015

7/18/13 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent federal agency with its five members appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by the Senate. It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 (1934 Act) and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The mission of the FCC is to […]

CRS – Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Issues for Congress

August 31, 2015

7/30/13 The use or loss of control of chemical weapons stocks in Syria could have unpredictable consequences for the Syrian population and neighboring countries as well as U.S. allies and forces in the region. Congress may wish to assess the Administration’s plans to respond to possible scenarios involving the use, change of hands, or loss of control […]

CRS – What Is the Farm Bill?

August 31, 2015

6/21/13 The farm bill is an omnibus, multi-year piece of authorizing legislation that governs an array of agricultural and food programs. Although agricultural policies sometimes are created and changed by freestanding legislation or as part of other major laws, the farm bill provides a predictable opportunity for policymakers to comprehensively and periodically address agricultural and […]

CRS – Energy Policy: 113th Congress Issues

August 31, 2015

5/30/13 Energy policy in the United States has focused on three major goals: assuring a secure supply of energy, keeping energy costs low, and protecting the environment. In pursuit of those goals, government programs have been developed to improve the efficiency with which energy is utilized, to promote the domestic production of conventional energy sources, and to develop […]

Congressional Staff Briefing: Discrimination in Auto Lending

August 28, 2015

From: The Honorable Keith Ellison Sent By: Carol.Wayman@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1737 Date: 8/28/2015 Congressional Staff Briefing on Auto Lending Discrimination and H.R. 1737 Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dear Colleague, I write to draw your attention to a briefing scheduled for next Tuesday about discrimination in auto lending. According to the Consumer Financial […]

Friends of New Zealand Caucus (FONZ): Internship Opportunity

August 28, 2015

From: The Honorable Kevin Brady Sent By: sahra.su@mail.house.gov Date: 8/28/2015 Dear Colleague, As Co-Chairs of the Friends of New Zealand Caucus (FONZ), we are writing to share an exciting opportunity for Members of the FONZ Caucus to host an intern from New Zealand in your office later this year for two months, beginning November 16, […]