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Increasing the Efficiency and Economic Competitiveness of the Nation’s Freight System

December 23, 2015

I invite you and your staff to join me at the National Center for Sustainable Transportation’s panel on key challenges and trends shaping the future of freight in the United States. The panel’s experts will discuss increasing the efficiency, environmental
sustainability, and economic competitiveness of the American freight system.

7/1/13 CRS Report: Discretionary Spending in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA

December 23, 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) reauthorized funding for numerous
existing discretionary grant programs and other activities. ACA also created multiple new
discretionary grant programs and provided for each an authorization of appropriations.

7/24/13 CRS Report: Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress

December 23, 2015

Trafficking in persons, or human trafficking, refers to the subjection of men, women, and children
to exploitative conditions that can be tantamount to slavery. Reports suggest that human
trafficking is a global phenomenon, victimizing millions of people each year and contributing to a
multi-billion dollar criminal industry.

7/25/13 CRS Report: The President’s Budget: Overview of Structure and Timing of Submission to Congress

December 23, 2015

The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, as amended and later codified in the U.S. Code, requires
the President to submit a consolidated federal budget to Congress toward the beginning of each
regular session of Congress. Under 31 U.S.C. Section 1105(a), the President must submit the
budget—which contains budgetary proposals, projections, and other required reports—to
Congress on or after the first Monday in January, but no later than the first Monday in February.

Cosponsor H.Res. 567 – opposing the European Commission interpretive notice regarding labeling certain Israeli products

December 22, 2015

On November 11, 2015, the European Commission issued new guidelines to start labeling Israeli products imported into European Union (EU) countries that were manufactured in the West Bank and other areas. The guidelines instruct
the 28 Member–States to denote whether Israeli products were ‘made in settlements’ due to a ‘demand for clarity from consumers.’

Help Encourage Healthy Housing & Housing Improvment (v. 3)

December 22, 2015

Please join us in asking the IRS help remove barriers to improving access to safe, stable housing and other preventive health initiatives.

Cosponsor the Individual Assistance Improvement Act of 2015

December 22, 2015

Do you represent rural communities that have been impacted by natural disasters? Have families living in those areas been challenged to find temporary housing or other emergency assistance from the federal government following disasters?

Stop the Import of Assault Weapons into the U.S. (v. 2)

December 22, 2015

Right now, it is nominally illegal under federal law to import an assault rifle into the United States. This has been the case since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968.

SUPPORT RESOLUTION TO STRENGTHEN U.S.-ISRAEL ECONOMIC COOPERATION

December 22, 2015

Please join us in cosponsoring H. Res. 551, a bipartisan resolution which recognizes the importance of the robust United States-Israel economic relationship and encourages new areas of cooperation in science and technology.

Cosponsor the Social Media Screening For Terrorists Act (v. 2)

December 22, 2015

In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, we learned that the federal government does not screen the social media profiles of foreigners seeking to enter our country.