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Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters

September 30, 2015

I share this because people like Donna are the real experts when it comes to the importance and impact of these programs. Her story, and those of millions from across the country, makes it clear why federal nutrition assistance matters.

Briefing on Industrial Hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD) with Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

September 30, 2015

We invite you to attend a briefing on industrial hemp and CBD on Monday, October 5th, at 3:00 PM in 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Sign On Letter: Support Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

September 30, 2015

Please join Rep. Mike Thompson and additional House Members on a letter to House Committee on Appropriations in support of funding for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and Commission.

Bicameral Letter to Help Reunite Syrian Families (v. 2)

September 30, 2015

Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson requesting that the Administration institute reforms to boost the number of refugees processed by expanding the Priority Three (P-3) family reunification program. Additionally, the letter requests that the Administration coordinate security checks to prevent them from expiring while a refugee is still being processed and inform families if only a few members, but not all, have been cleared. These actions, which do not require additional resources, can improve opportunities for Syrians refugees to reunite with family in the United States.

Briefing TOMORROW: The Syrian Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response

September 30, 2015

As both Congress and the Administration seek ways to demonstrate U.S. leadership in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and the plight of Syrian refugees, I invite you and your staff to a timely and important briefing. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, I will join Rep. Zoe Lofgren in hosting a briefing entitled “The Syrian Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response” from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 441 Cannon House Office Building.

H.R. 3192 – Homebuyers Assistance Act

September 30, 2015

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of October 5th to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act.

What’s Happening With Boys? Early Childhood Challenges with a Lifetime Impact

September 30, 2015

Co-Chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus
Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ) and
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK)
in collaboration with Men’s Health Network
Invite you to attend a briefing.

Vote Yes on the FY16 NDAA

September 30, 2015

I urge you to vote yes to adopt the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation is our key mechanism for providing our troops who are deployed around the world in harms’ way with the authorities and funding they need to defend our nation.

Support Our Manufacturing Future!

September 30, 2015

Advanced engineering skills are critical for students to meet our nation’s evolving manufacturing demands. Between 2000 and 2009, the United States lost 6 million manufacturing jobs. Since January 2010 there have been 500,000 new manufacturing jobs, but more work needs to be done. In order to address the training needs of workers and manufacturers, we need a sustained focus on preparing our students for careers in innovation and manufacturing.

SAFE DRONE Act

September 30, 2015

I invite you to join me in cosponsoring the SAFE DRONE (Safety for Airports and Firefighters by Ensuring Drones Refrain from Obstructing Necessary Equipment) Act of 2015, which would impose criminal penalties on the operation of drones, both commercial and recreational, within two miles of an airport or active wildfire fighting operation.