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Letter from Sen. Blumenthal to the United States Soccer Federation about Pay Equity

March 31, 2016

As the U.S. Women’s National Team prepares to defend its Olympic gold medal in Rio, I am troubled by the federal complaint filed by five team members charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination.

Cosponsor Legislation to Help Individuals with Disabilities Receive Assistance at the Gas Station (v. 2)

March 30, 2016

I invite you to join me in cosponsoring H.R. 4552, the Gas Pump Access Act, to require all gas stations offering self-service to place a decal on each gas pump with the phone number of the station.

Offices Have Until March 31st to Use Obligated Funds From 2015

March 30, 2016

The Committee on House Administration would like to remind all offices that they have until March 31, 2016, to use obligated funds from their 2015 Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA).

Cosponsor the Early Learning Act

March 30, 2016

Please join me in support of the Early Learning Act (H.R. 3542), a bill to create nationwide access to free pre-k for four-year-old children. Establishing national pre-k will reduce the achievement gap, will improve the education all our kids receive and make our country more competitive.

Help Bring Fairness to States that Expand Medicaid After 2014!

March 30, 2016

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 4807, the Medicaid Expansion Fairness Act. As you know, when Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, it required states to expand their Medicaid programs to cover households that earned less than 138% of the federal poverty level.

Help Millions of Americans Access Financial Services (v. 3)

March 30, 2016

Please join me as an original co-sponsor of the Providing Opportunities for Savings, Transactions and Lending Act (POSTAL Act) of 2016.

Cosponsor H.R. 3632, the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act

March 30, 2016

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 3632, the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act. This legislation would protect America’s sensitive Arctic Ocean from the harmful effects of offshore drilling in the Arctic.

Cosponsor Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act

March 30, 2016

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4684, the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act.

SUPPORT PAID SICK DAYS

March 30, 2016

We are writing to express our strong support for the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.

Repeal the Draft

March 30, 2016

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4523, to Repeal the Military Selective Service Act, saving the Department of Defense roughly $24 million annually and ending an outdated and now unconstitutional practice in light of recent Department policy changes permitting women to serve in all combat roles.