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Cosponsor the Reaching English Learners Act

January 31, 2018

Ten percent of public school students are English Learners (ELs) whose native language is one other than English. These children, most of whom are US citizens, speak a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese,
and their population is growing.

Prevent the Spread of Hate Crimes Through Social Media: Cosponsor H.R 4527- the Stop HATE Act!

January 31, 2018

Members of Congress have a responsibility to support and defend the First Amendment. Yet, it is also our duty to prevent its use from inflicting physical or emotional harm on other Americans. As we have seen, most recently in Charlottesville, VA and Shelbyville,
TN, hate groups have used online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to spread their hateful message around the country. It is time we understand how we can address the rise of hate crimes and prevent them from harming others.

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 772 – Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

January 31, 2018

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 5th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 772, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017.

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 4771 – Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018

January 31, 2018

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 5th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4771, the Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018.

Help our Men and Women in Uniform Gain Valuable Credentials by Cosponsoring the CERTIFY Heroes Act

January 31, 2018

Providing our men and women in uniform with all the support necessary for their success once they return to public life, while also giving our nation’s workforce the best we have to offer, is a goal we can all support.  I invite you to join me and four of
my colleagues in cosponsoring H.R. 4633, the Credentialing, Educating, and Relevant Training Initiative for Your Heroes
(CERTIFY Heroes) Act, bipartisan legislation recently introduced following a concerted, multiyear effort to clarify the original intent of the law.  This bill would make a minor amendment to 10 USC § 2006a to remove any doubt that our nation’s
heroes are able to use their tuition assistance for any credentials, licenses, or certifications recognized by or necessary for practice in their state.

Last Call – ICE Letter: 7-Eleven Raid Justification and Accompanying Threats Are Absolutely Unacceptable

January 31, 2018

On January 10, 2018, 98 7-Eleven stores in 17 states (California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State and Washington, D.C.)
were raided by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers. After this operation served to disturb and disrupt many hundreds of 7-Eleven employees and store-owners, of whom were legal residents and citizens attempting to earn a living,
the visits resulted in less than 25 arrests of working people on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

Save Energy to Create Jobs!

January 31, 2018

Energy is the lifeblood of manufacturing, and the potential for energy savings in the industrial sector are huge.[1] The manufacturing sector consumes more than 40% of all energy used in the United States,[2]
and has the largest potential for cost-effective savings.[3] Manufacturing and commercial sectors combine to account for 55% of total energy saved in existing energy efficiency programs.[4]
And the manufacturing sector alone accounts for 40% of the $1.2 trillion in wasted energy that could be saved across all sectors of the economy by 2020.[5] With investments in cost-effective energy efficiency measures,
the manufacturing sector could reduce its $200 billion annual energy bill by 25% by 2020.[6]

TRI-CAUCUS STAFF BRIEFING on Equity And Diversity in the STEM Workplace – 2/9 @ 2PM

January 31, 2018

We write to invite you to a staff briefing that the Congressional Tri-Caucus is hosting to highlight the challenges that employees of color in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields face on
Friday, February 9th from 2 – 3 pm in 2168 RHOB.

Sign on: Letter opposing raising the Passenger Facility Charge in Year-End Spending Bill

January 31, 2018

I wanted to reach out to you about a letter to Speaker Ryan that I am leading regarding opposition to raising the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) in any upcoming appropriations bill.  As you may know, the PFC is an airport tax hidden in a traveler’s airfare.