HEARING: Mass Atrocities Prevention I – Tuesday, February 6 @ 10:30 a.m. – 2255 Rayburn House Office Building
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Energy is the lifeblood of manufacturing, and the potential for energy savings in the industrial sector are huge. The manufacturing sector consumes more than 40% of all energy used in the United States,
and has the largest potential for cost-effective savings. Manufacturing and commercial sectors combine to account for 55% of total energy saved in existing energy efficiency programs.
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. With investments in cost-effective energy efficiency measures,
the manufacturing sector could reduce its $200 billion annual energy bill by 25% by 2020.
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.
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.