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Briefing: Male Sexual Assault in the Military

September 30, 2015

The Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus invites you to attend a briefing on male sexual assault. The latest report from the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) showed that a large number of men in the military are victims of sexual assault, and that men are less likely to come forward and report. The claim is supported by a March GAO report that estimated at most only 13 percent of males reported their assaults, which is significantly lower than the percentage of females who report.

Become a CoSponsor of the CPI-E (Consumer Price Index for the Elderly) Act of 2015 (HR 3351)

September 30, 2015

Please join me as a CoSponsor in legislation that responds to the rising expenditures for our elderly.
The CPI-E Act of 2015 (HR 3351) proposes the use of the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) to calculate cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirement programs.

Cosign Bipartisan Speier/Lummis Letter Supporting A Woman Candidate as the Next UN Secretary General

September 30, 2015

On December 31, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s term will end. As one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the United States has the power to nominate and veto the next Secretary-General candidate.

Last Call for Original Co-sponsors: Survivors Deserve Better Access to a Life Free of Violence

September 30, 2015

Survivors of domestic violence face many huge hurdles in freeing themselves from their abuser, including getting access to critical resources such as identification documents that are needed to start a new life. The Documents for Continued Safety Act would bridge that gap by providing better access to basic documents needed to take important steps toward safety.

Urge the EPA to Limit Carbon Pollution from Airplanes

September 30, 2015

Please join me in encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt a strong rule to limit carbon pollution from airplanes. Airplanes are a large and growing contributor to global climate change and ocean acidification—grave environmental problems that threaten the health and welfare of current and future generations of Americans. But unlike cars, trucks, and power plants, their emissions are totally unregulated.

Support a Bill that Fires Administrator McCarthy for Lying to Congress

September 30, 2015

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of H.Res.417, legislation that will initiate impeachment proceedings against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Help Student Loan Borrowers

September 30, 2015

We invite you to join us in asking the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to make it easier for student loan borrowers in income-driven repayment plans to keep their payments affordable.

Support DoD and VA Campaign to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention among Veterans and Service Members

September 30, 2015

In recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I invite you to cosponsor H. Res. 443, to commend the Department of Defense and Veterans’ Affairs for their joint campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention among veterans and service members.

Today: Briefing on Finding a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease (v. 2)

September 30, 2015

Sickle cell disease is a difficult, painful disease that shortens lives. A panel of experts will review the current state of practice, as well as ongoing research and major breakthroughs in treatment.

Letter to President Obama: Do Not Let Trade Deal Undermine Progress on Climate Change

September 30, 2015

Please join me in a letter to President Obama urging him to ensure nothing in trade agreements, including the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, undermines efforts to fight global climate change.