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Bipartisan Letter Urging Against Sending Dangerous MANPADS into Syria

April 29, 2016

We write to ask you to join a bipartisan letter to President Obama urging him to maintain his policy of refusing to transfer shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles MANPADS to Syrian combatants, including those who have been vetted and trained by the U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency. This letter highlights the repeated votes by the House of Representatives for provisions in the 2015 and 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations bills that prohibited the use of any DOD funds to
transfer MANPADS to any party in the Syrian Civil War.

TODAY: Cybersecurity Caucus Briefing: DoD’s Cyber Strategy One Year In

April 29, 2016

The United States is currently engaging in an offensive cyber campaign against ISIL, one that Deputy Secretary Robert Work has described as “dropping cyberbombs.” Changes to the structure of US Cyber Command are being contemplated in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. Last week, the Department of Defense kicked off the government’s first-ever bug bounty program for security vulnerabilities.

Safeguard Merit-Based Civil Service Against Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

April 29, 2016

We invite you to join as an original cosponsor of the forthcoming Clarification of Federal Employment Protections Act.

ICYMI – 161 Farm, Food, Rural & Faith Groups Oppose the TPP

April 29, 2016

I urge you to closely study this letter and join me in standing up for America’s family farmers and ranchers by opposing the harmful TPP agreement.

Sign on to Letter to the Ambassador of Slovak Republic

April 29, 2016

Please join me in sending the below letter to the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic Peter Kmec.

Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Help Job Seekers (v. 3)

April 29, 2016

Join me in assisting unemployed and underemployed workers by cosponsoring H.R. 3280, the Widening Internet Readiness for Employment Development (WIRED) Act. Our bill, at no cost to the government, would direct the Department of Labor, along with the Workforce Investment Boards, to create quality standards for local One-Stop Career Center websites and require these centers offer certain job seeking services virtually.

Help Prescribers Fight the Opioid Crisis

April 29, 2016

Please cosponsor H.R. 5095, the Prescriber Support Act of 2016. This bipartisan bill is critical for connecting doctors and nurses with the resources they need to treat pain appropriately and respond to the opioid epidemic that is devastating our country.

Do you believe the government should be transparent, efficient, and supportive of the private sector?

April 29, 2016

Before they decide whether to grab an umbrella in the morning, millions of Americans check their phones. What they might not know is the weather data powering that app comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). This is one small example of what can happen when government data is opened up to the public. We can power a new wave of innovation by embracing open government data.

Sign Letter to Administrator McCarthy Supporting Critical Updates to the Lead and Copper Rule

April 29, 2016

Please join us in sending a letter to Administrator McCarthy, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to not delay releasing updates to the Lead and Copper Rule which are urgently needed today, not a year from now.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan, Bicameral EUREKA Act to Help Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s

April 29, 2016

We are writing to invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan Ensuring Useful Research Expenditures is Key for Alzheimer’s (“EUREKA”) Act (H.R. 5073), to create a prize for finding treatments to prevent, alleviate, and/or cure Alzheimer’s disease.