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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Letter to Sec Tillerson – Staff Anti-Semitism Office

June 30, 2017

As two members who have a direct legislative stake in the Special Envoy and Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, we invite you to join us in signing the below bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It asks whether the State Department
intends to comply with the Fiscal Year 17 Appropriations Omnibus and plans to fill the position of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in a timely manner. The letter also urges him to maintain staff in the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

Deadline Extended – Reject Escalation in Syria: Demand legal justification and a plan

June 30, 2017

The Trump Administration has escalated U.S. military engagement against forces associated with the Syrian government.  In addition to authorizing missile strikes against the Shayrat
airbase in Syria in April, the U.S. military has engaged in strikes against pro-Assad forces on the ground on May 18, June 6, and June 8, and shot down armed Iranian-made drones in Southern Syria on June 8 and June 20.  Additionally, on June 18 a U.S. fighter
aircraft shot down a Syrian SU-22 bomber south of the Syrian city of Tabqah in Raqqah province, marking the first time the U.S. has downed a manned Syrian aircraft in the course of the Syrian conflict.

Briefing with Dept. of Commerce on Section 232 Investigations

June 30, 2017

The Committee on Ways & Means invites you to a bipartisan, bicameral staff briefing by the Department of Commerce on its Section 232 investigations of the effects of steel and aluminum imports on U.S. national security.  President Trump issued Presidential
Memoranda requesting these investigations in April 2017.  The Department of Commerce has stated that it intends to expedite its reports, which will address overcapacity, dumping, illegal subsidies, and other factors as it analyzes whether steel and aluminum
imports threaten U.S. economic security and military preparedness.

BE A COSPONSOR OF THE CUSTOMER NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT

June 30, 2017

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Customer Non-Discrimination Act. This bill expands the definition of a place of public accommodation under existing law and provides new federal protections prohibiting businesses from discriminating
based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Let’s Honor a WWII Hero! Honor Rabbi Weissmandl with a Congressional Gold Medal!

June 30, 2017

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 2740, which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Rabbi Michoel Weissmandl, an unsung hero who proactively fought against Nazi Germany’s “Final Solution.”

Briefing: Energy (In)security in Russia’s Periphery

June 30, 2017

Sending Office: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Congressional Delegation) Sent By: Jordan.Warlick@mail.house.gov   Briefing: Energy (In)security in Russia’s Periphery: 7/13/2017 3:30:00 PM – 7/13/2017 5:00:00 PM Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G11

Help Improve Access to Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

June 30, 2017

Please join me as an original co-sponsor of the Improving Access to Higher Education Act – the first-ever comprehensive legislation specifically addressing the needs of students with disabilities in higher education. This bill would amend the Higher Education
Act (HEA) to promote college access and completion for students with disabilities.  Regardless of disability, the more you learn, the more you earn, and all students need some form of credential to find a job and succeed in our knowledge-based economy. Since
the early 1990s and the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), federal law has been clear – individuals with disabilities must have equitable opportunities to fully participate in society, live independently, and gain economic self-sufficiency.
Despite some progress, higher education policy is still not cutting it.