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DEADLINE TODAY Stop the Out of Control Internal Revenue Service

December 18, 2015

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed a rule that would give the agency access to the Social Security Numbers (SSN) of donors to certain nonprofit groups. This rule comes on the heels of massive scandals that have plagued the agency for the
vast portion of President Obama’s second term.

Help Encourage Healthy Housing & Housing Improvment

December 18, 2015

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

Support Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Residential Solar Energy

December 18, 2015

The increasing affordability of solar power, the cost of which has dropped by half since 2010, paired with critical pro-growth state level policies, has resulted in the rapid emergence of residential scale rooftop solar systems. In fact, through the end
of 2014, more than 600,000 homes and businesses had installed on-site solar.

URGENT: Cosign Bipartisan Letter on Reported Genocide Announcement and ISIL Violence Against Religious Minorities

December 18, 2015

Testimony from a senior State Department official before the Foreign Affairs Committee indicates that the Obama Administration may soon make announcements on whether ISIL’s campaign to eliminate religious and ethnic minorities from the territory it controls
constitutes genocide.

Access to the House Office Buildings December 21-24 and 28-31, 2015

December 18, 2015

On December 21-24 and 28-31, 2015, the U.S. Capitol Police will implement a modified hours of operation schedule for House Office Building entrances, garages, and barricades.

CLOSING TODAY – Letter to NIH: Retire Baby Monkeys to Sanctuaries!

December 18, 2015

We urge you to sign a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requesting that agency director Dr. Francis Collins make arrangements to send monkeys from a soon-to-be-closed federal laboratory to reputable sanctuaries.

Join the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care

December 18, 2015

Women are 51 percent of our country’s population – the majority of whom are the age where they’re having kids, or they are already caring for children or grandchildren. Each
year, approximately 4 million women give birth in this country. The U.S. spends significantly more per capita on childbirth than any other industrialized nation, with cumulative costs estimated to be well over $50 billion. However, despite this investment,
America continues to rank far behind almost all other developed countries in birth outcomes for both mothers and babies.

Cosponsor H.R. 4089, the Student Visa Security Improvement Act

December 18, 2015

According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 800,000 students in the U.S. participate in the Student Exchange Visitor Program. Alarmingly, the Department has struggled to keep track of the increasing number of foreign students utilizing this
program, and reported that 58,000 students have overstayed their visas in the past year. While I support allowing foreign students and exchange visitors to enter our country for legitimate academic and cultural purposes, I remain concerned that there are
insufficient controls in place to properly vet the rising number of applicants and monitor these individuals once they are here.

Promoting Free Trade, Travel and Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba

December 17, 2015

I also introduced two companion bills that take smaller, incremental steps towards normalized relations with Cuba.

Support a Resolution to Stop Aggressive Bureaucratic Overreach by the EPA

December 17, 2015

I invite you to become a cosponsor of H.J.Res.74, a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which will block the EPA’s new ozone regulation published in the Federal Register October 26, 2015.