Congressional Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus – Staff Briefing: Moving Towards a Mine Impact-Free Sri Lanka

On behalf of the bipartisan Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite your staff to a
briefing on mine removal efforts in Sri Lanka. This briefing will shed light on an important U.S. foreign assistance program and post-conflict reconstruction. Come hear about the steps being taken to create a
mine impact-free Sri Lanka.  This briefing will be held on Thursday, March 14th from
11:30-12:30 in Room HC-8 of the Capitol Building. This event will include
Rear Admiral Dharmendra Wettewa from the Embassy of Sri Lanka, and
speakers from the HALO Trust, representatives from the Department of State’s Weapons Removal and Abatement Office, and MAG America. 
A light lunch will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics rules. Please
RSVP here. 

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Understanding the Many Costs of the U.S. War on Terrorism

I write to invite you to a timely briefing with experts on Thursday, March 14 from
10:00-11:00 AM in 2200 RHOB from Brown’s University’s Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs on the costs of the U.S. War on Terrorism. The
panel will cover Costs of War Research including: how much money the US has spent and obligated on the war on terrorism since 2001; how many people have died due to this war; where in the world the war has expanded beyond Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria; and
how many jobs the U.S. has lost the opportunity to create by investing in war rather than in other sectors of the economy.

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Sign bipartisan FY20 WIC program funding letter

Please join me in signing a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting adequate funding for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Fiscal Year 2020. Ensuring sufficient funding
for WIC is critical to protecting the nearly 7.5 million women, infants, and children whose nutritional needs are supported by this vital program.    

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Support FY20 Funding for Tourette Syndrome

As supporters of the Tourette Syndrome Education and Research Program, established by Congress in the Children’s Health Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-310), we request your support for $2 million to ensure that progress continues to be made in improving the lives
of children and adults affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) in the United States. 

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