Briefing: Research & Development in Cellular Agriculture

One of the newest developments in agriculture is cellular agriculture – growing food starting from cell cultures rather than from whole plants or animals. Meat grown this way, known as clean meat, cultured meat, or lab-grown meat, could have implications
for food safety, humane treatment of animals, and sustainability of food production.

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Help DHS Agencies Meet Personnel Shortfalls: Allow Former and Retired Federal Law Enforcement Personnel to Protect and Serve

Last year, the Director of the United States Secret Service informed Congress the agency was struggling to meet increasing demands, forcing over 1,000 agents to work hundreds of hours of uncompensated overtime. Congress responded by increasing salary caps
for 2017 and 2018. While this measure provide some relief, it does not solve the personnel shortage issue. Repeatedly increasing and lowering salary and personnel caps is inefficient and costly.

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Join The Congressional Freethought Caucus

Our country was founded upon principles of reason, critical thought, and the scientific method. The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause makes clear that Congress shall “make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof.” That is why we have launched the Congressional Freethought Caucus, to protect the religious freedom for all Americans while also maintaining the separation between church and state.

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Co-sponsor 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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CLOSING TOMORROW: Cosponsor Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer /questioning (LGBTQ) community have fought many difficult battles to achieve the basic human rights they have today. Shamefully, this administration has made numerous attempts to chip away at the anti-discrimination
laws that have afforded equal protections to our LGBTQ family. That is why it is more important than ever that we demonstrate our commitment to equality and stand up against these bigoted policies and acts of hatred. As such, I invite you to join me as an
ally and cosponsor of a resolution recognizing June 2018 as LGBTQ Pride Month.

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[Request for Cosponsor] Kaptur/Ros-Lehtinen Bipartisan H.Res. 926 on 2018 World Cup in Russia

As you may know, Russia will host the 2018 World Cup this June 14 to July 15, 2018. The games have an expected global viewership of 3.2 billion granting Russia significant prestige on the world stage. Meanwhile, FIFA set aside $627 million for local organization
in the country and the windfall Russia will garner from global tourism will lead to a significant boost for their economy currently saddled with global sanctions.

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