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Support Funding for the EPA’s S&T and EPM Accounts

March 16, 2020

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to the
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee urging the Subcommittee to fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science and Technology (S&T) and Environmental Programs and Management
(EPM) accounts at $848 million and $3 billion respectively, commensurate with the FY2010 levels. 

Support the Chemical Safety Board in FY2021 Appropriations

March 16, 2020

Please join me in sending the below letter to the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).

Last Call: Support New Hydropower on Existing Water Infrastructure

March 16, 2020

I write to urge you to cosign the attached letter to the Chair and Ranking members of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.  The request is for the Department of Energy to allocate the full authorized amount
of funds, $10,000,000, to carry out the purposes of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005). 

FY 2021 Support CDFI Small Dollar Loans Program

March 16, 2020

FY 2020 Signers: Adams, Axne, Cárdenas, Carson, Cicilline, Cleaver, Cohen, Davis, Dean, DeGette, DeLauro, DeSaulnier, Eshoo, Espaillat, Foster, Gabbard, Garamendi, García Chuy, Gonzalez V., Green A., Hill K., Jackson Lee, Jeffries,
Johnson E., Johnson H., Khanna, Lawson, Lee B., Lynch, Maloney C., McAdams, Meeks, Moulton, Neguse, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Panetta, Pressley, Raskin, Rice K., Richmond, Schakowsky, Schrier, Scott D., Sewell, Speier, Stevens, Thompson B., Velázquez, Waters, Wild,
Wilson F.

FY21 Support Funding for DHS Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention

March 16, 2020

Join me in sending a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Approps letter requesting for $80 million for the Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention for Fiscal Year 2021. The programmatic requests would address the growing amount of domestic
terrorist violence in our country by properly funding DHS initiatives made to counter the threat.

Join the U.S. Congressional Coronavirus Task Force Before Recess

March 16, 2020

This letter is to inform you about the newly created bipartisan Congressional Coronavirus Task Force and to invite you to join us on this task force. This task force will marshal the collective experience and expertise of Members of Congress
and Congressional Committees to produce an action plan and provide input into health policy and legislative efforts, be a vehicle for receiving and disseminating information on a regular basis to the entire Congress and the general public, to advocate for
needed resources, and to work with the Administration to act promptly on all matters related to combatting the coronavirus.

EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY: Support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program in FY21

March 16, 2020

As we develop the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 defense authorization and appropriations bills, we urge you to join us and support increased production and continued investment in the F-35 program. As we face increasingly advanced global threats, it is critical
that we continue to increase F-35 production – our nation’s only 5th generation stealth aircraft – in order to reduce overall program costs and ensure the United States maintains its competitive edge.

Support Funding for The Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program

March 16, 2020

Please join us in urging House appropriators to support $100M in funding for the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program.

Support Increased Transparency & Efficiency in Student Loans

March 16, 2020

The burden of student loans has unquestionably taken a toll on millions of American families. As outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. continues to climb—in June of 2019, borrowers owed around $1.6 trillion—various proposals have been
introduced to offer free college, refinance student loans, or cancel student debt altogether. Protecting programs like PSLF and Federal Work-Study, along with increasing Pell Grant funding, would certainly reduce the amount of debt students accumulate,
but these actions alone will not fix the larger problem. Addressing the root of the student loan crisis must center on sharp transparency with borrowers and a loan disclosure that is simple, accessible, and easy to understand.