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Help Create Jobs Throughout the Country

May 31, 2017

A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth.  Our country should be proud of
our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan
area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings.  The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located are long gone.  Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington
D.C.

STAFF-LEVEL BRIEFING ON TECHNOLOGY TO COUNTER EXTREMISM ONLINE

May 31, 2017

We invite your staff to attend a briefing by the world’s leading authority on digital forensics, Dr. Hany Farid, chair of the computer science department at Dartmouth College and senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). The briefing will focus
on the development of a new technology that can greatly reduce the ability of extremists and terrorists to spread dangerous and violent content online. The briefing will take place on
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM in 2200 Rayburn. Refreshments will be served.

Briefing on Teacher Health and Wellness

May 31, 2017

Stress affects the physical health of teachers which compromises teaching performance and negatively impacts student well-being. Teachers with high levels of stress are less effective in raising student achievement than their healthier peers. According to
a 2014 Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily stress during the school year. This percentage is tied for the highest rate of high daily stress among occupations. Stress is contributing to the high turnover rate among teachers and is estimated
to cost over $7 billion per year.

Counting on Ocean Benefits

May 31, 2017

By now, you should have received the following invitation from COMPASS to attend a briefing on ocean benefits. Please RSVP using the link below.

Co-Sponsor the ENRICH Act: Help Improve Nutrition Education Among Healhtcare Professionals

May 31, 2017

There is no doubt that healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise around the nation. Cardiovascular disease cost Americans 555 billion dollars
in 2016, and costs from chronic disease treatment account for over 75 percent of total national health spending. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke are linked to dietary and lifestyle choices. Raising awareness and increasing nutrition
and physical activity education can help improve many American’s diets and help reduce these risks of these chronic diseases.

H. Con. Res. 8 Fiscal State of the Nation

May 31, 2017

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution. This resolution will provide Members of Congress and the American people an annual update on the long-term financial health of the country. The Budget Committee has
included our resolution in their plan for budget process reform plan.

Co-sign Bipartisan Letter Asking Appropriations Committee Not to Cut Funding for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

May 31, 2017

  Sending Office: Honorable Stephanie N. Murphy Sent By: John.Laufer@mail.house.gov *Deadline, COB, Monday, June 5th* Current cosigners (29):  Stephanie Murphy, Sinema, Curbelo, Katko, Hastings, Holmes Norton, Barragán, Rosen, Schneider, Velázquez, Norcross, Yarmuth, Raskin, Perlmutter, Cicilline, Deutch, Courtney, Moore, Frederica Wilson, Lieu, Larson, Titus, Evans, Huffman, Gallego, Carbajal, Clarke, Schiff, Jackson Lee   Dear Colleague: Please […]

Bring the Fight Against Mental Health Illnesses and Veterans Suicide to our Veterans!

May 31, 2017

We are finishing May’s
Mental Health Awareness Month, however the pressing needs of ours Veterans continue to
need your help.  More than 16% of Veterans have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder.  Up to 43% struggle with symptoms of mental health issues, such as drinking excessively, smoking, and/or sleeplessness. 
These struggles have resulted in an unacceptably high rate of Veterans suicide.  Everyday 20 Veterans take their lives according to 2014 VA data– 150% the rate of non-Veterans.