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Asking for Answers from Oil Companies

October 30, 2015

Recent investigations by the Los Angeles Times and Inside Climate News allege that Exxon (becoming ExxonMobil in 1999) deliberately hid the truth about the role of fossil fuels in influencing climate change and intentionally spread disinformation about climate science.

Child Savings Accounts!

October 30, 2015

As more Americans nearing retirement age face the prospect of deep financial insecurity in their later years, the need to begin saving early in life has become apparent. At a time when nearly half of all working-age households own no retirement account assets,[1] and 30 percent of all households do not have a savings account,[2] removing barriers to saving and encouraging saving at a young age are crucial steps to increasing the financial security for future generations of Americans.

Sign the Tax Extenders Letter

October 30, 2015

We ask you consider signing onto this letter, included below, which requests Speaker Ryan to work toward a long term or permanent extension of tax extenders.

LAST CALL-Help Save Migrant Lives

October 30, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 5,000 migrants have perished crossing our southern border since 1998. Human rights organizations estimate that number is closer to 8,000, since many remains are never recovered.

Deadline Extended: Help Strengthen Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care

October 30, 2015

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing one of the most significant provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Section 1557.

Veterans Jobs Caucus Briefing: Transition to the Workforce: How Community Partners are Helping Employ Veterans

October 30, 2015

As the co-chairs of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, we would like to invite you to a briefing on the role of community partners in reducing veterans’ unemployment on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Cannon 340.

Help Wish the National Park Service a Happy 100th Birthday! Co-sponsor H.R. 3556: The NPS Centennial Act (v. 2)

October 28, 2015

Please join me as a cosponsor H.R. 3556: The National Park Service Centennial Act. In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates the 100th anniversary of “America’s best idea.”

Help Strengthen Non-Discrimination Protections in Health Care (v. 2)

October 28, 2015

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing one of the most significant provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Section 1557. Section 1557 is the civil rights provision of the ACA that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Robotics & Inventors: Ingredients for a Successful, Innovative Economy

October 28, 2015

You are cordially invited to an afternoon expo featuring innovative and creative robotics inventions. Speakers will highlight the importance of maintaining an economic ecosystem fostering technological innovations that improve our quality of life, create wealth, and spur new jobs and industries.

Last Call – Become an Original Cosponsor of the Community College to Career Fund Act

October 28, 2015

Across the country, employers from every sector are struggling to find qualified applicants to fill available jobs. The shortage of skilled workers in relation to open jobs – known as the “skills gap” – harms the competitiveness of local businesses and hinders our nation’s economic growth.