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Content creators express opposition to set top box proposal

April 29, 2016

As the Federal Communications Commission proceeds with a proposed rule for Set Top Boxes, you may have seen or heard suggestions that the content industry is supportive of the FCC’s proposed rule.

4/27/16 CRS Report – The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Congress

April 29, 2016

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the nation’s first mandatory cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. RGGI involves nine states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan US-Israel Maritime Security Partnership Act

April 29, 2016

The discovery of major offshore natural gas resources in Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) presents both new opportunities as well as new requirements for the Israeli Navy’s defense posture in the Mediterranean Sea.

Support the Advancing Grid Storage Act of 2016

April 29, 2016

This bill would reduce energy waste, improve grid resiliency, increase industrial competitiveness, and promote local economic development by helping public and private entities to implement energy systems that recover and use local renewable energy resources.

4/22/16 CRS Report – Department of Education Funding: Key Concepts and FAQ

April 29, 2016

Like most federal agencies, the Department of Education receives funds in support of its mission through various federal budget and appropriations processes. However, the processes by which ED receives and expends funds can be complicated.

Recognize Irish Independence Hero and Irish-American History

April 29, 2016

As we recognize the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising that launched Ireland’s 20th century independence struggle, you are invited to cosponsor H.R. 4564, a measure to name a small section of un-named National Park Service land after the famed Irish patriot Robert Emmet.

4/21/16 CRS Report – Health Care for Veterans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

April 29, 2016

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), operates the nation’s largest integrated health care delivery system, provides care to approximately 6.7 million unique veteran patients, and employs more than 311,000 full-time equivalent employees.

Support Renewable Energy and Green Jobs (v. 4)

April 29, 2016

Last year was the hottest on record for the globe, and recently, a group of influential climate scientists have provided evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 °C global warming could be dangerous. We need to acknowledge that our planet is warming and will continue to warm at an accelerated rate if we do not act upon mitigating it.

LAST CALL – Join 100+ Colleagues on Bipartisan Letter on Sudan

April 29, 2016

The current situation in Darfur and throughout Sudan requires sustained efforts at the very highest level of our government. Now, as much as ever, the people of Sudan need you to be a champion today.

Recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month

April 29, 2016

For too long mental health has been pushed to the shadows of shame and stigma.