COSPONSOR H.R. 5432, The STOP OD Act of 2016 (v. 2)

July 18, 2016

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring the Stem the Tide of Overdose Prevalence from Opiate Drugs Act of 2016, or the STOP OD Act, H.R. 5432, which would help state and local governments raise awareness that fentanyl-laced drugs are rising in popularity, and equip our first responders with the training and tools they need to fight this epidemic.

DEADLINE EXTENDED–SIGN-ON LETTER: Defend Democracy in Brazil, 7/22 COB

July 18, 2016

Please join us in sending the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing concern regarding recent developments in Brazil and urging the Secretary to call for the respect and protection of Brazil’s constitutional democracy.

Cosponsor the D.C. Statehood Bill

July 18, 2016

Please become a cosponsor of the District of Columbia statehood bill, the New Columbia Admission Act (H.R. 317). Almost half of the House Democrats are original co-sponsors.

Protect the Credit of Veterans by Cosponsoring H.R. 5593 (v. 3)

July 18, 2016

Please join us in co-sponsoring the bipartisan Protecting Veterans Credit Act to ensure veterans do not incur unnecessary and inappropriate penalties on their credit report due to delays in the Veterans Choice Program.

H.R. 1343: Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmissions Program (v. 3)

July 18, 2016

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was created due to concerns that too few resources were being spent on reducing acute care hospital readmissions.

H.R. 4955: The Pension and Budget Integrity Act (v. 2)

July 18, 2016

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 4955, The Pension and Budget Integrity Act. This legislation will eliminate a Washington-created budget gimmick and protect employees and employers.

The House Whistleblower Protection Caucus Presents: Whistleblower 101 (v. 4)

July 18, 2016

Please join the House Whistleblower Protection Caucus on Friday July 22 for a panel discussion discussing Federal whistleblower laws. Whistleblower 101 will offer a background on what whistleblower laws exist, what shortfalls exist in law, and what proposals are being discussed in Congress today.

Urge DOT to Include Safety and Environment Goals in Highway Planning Rule

July 18, 2016

We should evaluate our transportation systems based on what outcomes we want to achieve. Can commuters get to work in a timely, predictable, and cost-effective manner? Can children get to school or simply cross the street safely? Can goods get to market efficiently? Are we meeting our goals of mitigating climate change?

H.R. 2509:The Flexibility to Promote Reemployment Act (v. 3)

July 18, 2016

I invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2509, the Flexibility to Promote Reemployment Act. This legislation will provide states with the flexibility they need to use Unemployment Insurance (UI) funds to help unemployed individuals collect paychecks instead of benefit

Congressional Progressive Caucus Opposes the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act

July 15, 2016

We write to express our opposition to the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act introduced by Rep. Schrader on July 14, 2016.