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CRS – Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the United States

August 28, 2015

5/22/2013 Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affect communities across the United States every year, causing fatalities, destroying property and crops, and disrupting businesses. Tornadoes are the most destructive products of severe thunderstorms, and second only to flash flooding as the cause for most thunderstorm-related fatalities. Damages from violent tornadoes seem to be increasing, similar to the […]

CRS – International Climate Change Financing: The Green Climate Fund (GCF)

August 28, 2015

4/16/2013 Over the past several decades, the United States has delivered financial and technical assistance for climate change activities in the developing world through a variety of bilateral and multilateral programs. The United States and other industrialized countries committed to such assistance through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, Treaty Number: 102-38, […]

Help Our Children Save for College

August 27, 2015

From: The Honorable Ruben Hinojosa Sent By: roberto.haddad@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1377 Date: 8/27/2015 Help Our Children Start Saving Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow Co-sponsor a Bi-partisan, budget-neutral way to expand savings opportunities for our children   Dear Colleague: As more Americans nearing retirement age face the prospect of deep financial insecurity in their later […]

Demand Justice for Victims of the 1998 Twin Bombings of U.S. Embassies in East Africa

August 27, 2015

From: The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee Sent By: Benjamin.Warheit2@mail.house.gov Date: 8/27/2015 Dear Colleague: I invite you to join me supporting a resolution requesting the Department of Justice re-evaluate and investigate the process established to compensate the victims of the twin bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. The current process is cumbersome, […]

Support Legislation to Protect Creative Content of Musicians

August 27, 2015

From: The Honorable Marsha Blackburn Sent By: charles.flint@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1999 Date: 8/27/2015 Support Legislation to Protect Creative Content of Musicians August 27, 2015 Dear Colleague, Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 1999, the Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act, a  bipartisan bill to modernize outdated law and put an end to a loophole that […]

Support Victims of Boko Haram

August 27, 2015

From: The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee Sent By: Benjamin.Warheit2@mail.house.gov Date: 8/27/2015 Dear Colleague: I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring a resolution urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to establish a Victims Support Fund for the victims of Boko Haram. As you might know, the Department of Justice Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative seized $458 million […]

Protect Nuclear Materials from Terrorists

August 27, 2015

From: The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee Sent By: Benjamin.Warheit2@mail.house.gov Date: 8/27/2015 Join Me to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism and Proliferation Dear Colleague: I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring a resolution supporting the establishment of a framework for providing technical assistance to countries developing nuclear power in order to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, […]

Join the Bipartisan Letter to Way & Means Supporting the Commuter Benefit (v. 2)

August 27, 2015

From: The Honorable Daniel Lipinski Sent By: andrew.davis@mail.house.gov Date: 8/27/2015 JOIN THE BIPARTISAN LETTER URGING WAYS & MEANS TO RESTORE THE COMMUTER BENEFIT ON A PERMANENT BASIS Current Signers: Peter King, Lipinski, Donovan, Norton, Lance, Sean Patrick Maloney, Farr, Lawrence, Gwen Moore, Eric Swalwell, Israel, Huffman, Himes, McGovern, Kathleen Rice, Duckworth, DeSaulnier, Bustos, Van Hollen, […]

CRS – U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production in Federal and Non-Federal Areas

August 27, 2015

2/28/13 In 2012, oil prices ranged from $80 to $110 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate spot price) and remain high in early 2013. Congress is faced with proposals designed to increase domestic energy supply, enhance security, and/or amend the requirements of environmental statutes. A key question in this discussion is how much oil and gas […]

CRS – Stormwater Permits: Status of EPA’s Regulatory Program

August 27, 2015

7/13/2013 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states are implementing a federally mandated program for controlling stormwater discharges from industrial facilities and municipalities. Large cities and most industry sources are subject to rules issued in 1990, and EPA issued permit rules to cover smaller cities and other industrial sources and construction sites in 1999. Because […]