Support Ocean Policy Coordination in E&W

The National Ocean Policy (NOP) ensures the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources. It also seeks to enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve our maritime
heritage, support sustainable uses, and coordinate with our national security interests.

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Tell Speaker Ryan: Cancel August Recess!

With just 26 legislative days remaining before the August recess and so much unfinished business before us, I urge you to join me in requesting that Speaker Ryan cancel August recess and instead work in a bipartisan fashion on a number of priorities for
the American people, including infrastructure, stabilizing health care, protecting DREAMers, and more. Our communities sent us to Washington to get things done, and while we may not agree on every policy, we owe it to the public to be working overtime to draft,
debate, and pass commonsense solutions to the challenges facing hardworking families across the nation. 
To sign on to this important letter, please contact Xenia Ruiz (Xenia.Ruiz@mail.house.gov) in my office. 
Sincerely,
Tom O’Halleran
Member of Congress 

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Aviation Impacted Communities Act

In recent years, some communities have come to experience an increased and disproportionate share of noise and other environmental impacts stemming from commercial aviation. This has been the case even as many other areas have experienced reduced overall
noise burdens. The concerns of residents in these increasingly impacted areas are not being adequately addressed.

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Support the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, a group of independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering
figure of 4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never
know the exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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Cosponsor H.R. 5291 the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act

Our nation is in the midst of a clean energy revolution. More and more of our electricity is being generated by renewable energy–as much as 22 percent in 2017–and we are only
beginning to utilize one of our great untapped renewable resources: offshore wind. Our nation’s very first offshore wind farm came online in 2016 off the coast of New England and others are in the early stages of development thanks to state and federal partnerships.
In order to take full advantage of this burgeoning field, we need to make sure American workers are fully trained and ready to pave the way for growth and innovation in this new American energy industry.

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