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Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Bill to Eliminate Death Gratuities

October 31, 2017

As you know, the U.S. government pays a full year’s salary to the family of a member of Congress who dies serving while in office, a death gratuity created decades ago that was intended to serve as a form of life insurance.

Co-Sponsor the “No School Bus Drivers with DUIs Act”

October 31, 2017

I invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 3703, the “No School Bus Drivers with DUIs Act” which would prohibit state and local education agencies from hiring school bus drivers who have previously been convicted of a DUI.

Briefing TOMORROW: The Western Balkans: Perspectives from OSCE Field Missions

October 31, 2017

Sending Office: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) Sent By: Jordan.Warlick@mail.house.gov     Briefing TOMORROW: The Western Balkans: Perspectives from OSCE Field Missions: 11/1/2017 10:00:00 AM – 11/1/2017 11:30:00 AM Senate Visitors Center, Room 202

Join us in Requesting a GAO Report on Pregnant Women in Prisons and Detention Facilities

October 31, 2017

Please join us in requesting a Government Accountability Office report on the situation of pregnant women in prisons and detention facilities. With a 700% increase in the number of incarcerated women and girls since 1980, and an estimated 2,000 women who
give birth while incarcerated annually, the need to ensure their well-being today is paramount.

Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

October 31, 2017

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

Co-Sign Bipartisan Letter to State Dept. to Maintain the Coordinator for Sanctions Policy

October 31, 2017

As members who have serious concerns about the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, we invite you to join us in signing the below bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This letter urges the Secretary to maintain and prioritize the appointment
of the Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, who has played a critical role in implementing sanctions on Iran, North Korea, Russia, and other dangerous actors.

DEADLINE TOMORROW – Letter In Support of Scientific Advice to the EPA

October 31, 2017

Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that he will be issuing a directive to restrict scientists who have received EPA grants from serving on EPA scientific advisory boards. Please join us in opposing
this move to weaken the scientific expertise the EPA depends on to fulfill its mandate to protect the environment.

SIGN-ON Letter: Support Capital Investment Grants in FY18

October 31, 2017

Please join us in sending the below letter to House and Senate leadership and House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members requesting the FAST Act authorized funding level of $2.3 billion for the Federal Transit Administration’s
(FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program (CIG), commonly known as New Starts, Small Starts, and Core Capacity in the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) omnibus Appropriations bill. The letter also requests continued support for the 54 projects in the CIG pipeline.