JUSTICE FOR OUR HEROES TODAY: Co-sponsor the bipartisan H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, and bring our unjustly deported veterans home!

We are all forever indebted to the brave men and women who served in uniform. Yet when veterans who were legal permanent residents leave the service, after our military failed to properly process their citizenship applications, they are deported. Despite AMVETS,
one of our nation’s largest veteran service organizations, calling it a “stain on our country’s pride,” our government continues to deport honorably discharged veterans. Thousands of veterans who fought for our country are now exiled to countries they know
little to nothing about. It is our responsibility to right this wrong. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 3866 And Help Veteran Entrepreneurs!

We all agree that our men and women in uniform sacrifice so much for the freedoms we hold dear. One of these sacrifices is saving up to start a small business. With wages that are significantly lower than most jobs offered in the private sector, veterans
often separate from the Armed Forces with little in regards to savings. In addition, many of these veterans utilized military housing, insurance, and transportation and therefore lack significant credit history—even if they are financially responsible. 

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Celebrate Earth Day and Join the Clean Energy and Technology Staff Association!

Clean Energy and Technology Staff Association (CETSA) will host its inaugural kick-off happy hour to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 23rd. Please join us and learn about our mission and goals for this year and beyond. CETSA will be partnering
with DC-based clean energy organizations: a confirmed list of energy groups will be sent out closer to the date. Please RSVP your attendance at C.ETSA@mail.house.gov.

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Protect Immigrant Families

We invite you to join us in urging the Department of Homeland Security and Office of Management and Budget to reconsider a drafted rule that would deny immigrants green cards or visa extensions based on their, and their families’, use of public benefits.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 4426 – the Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act!

            The Trump Administration and Interior Secretary Zinke have made one thing abundantly clear: when it comes to America’s public lands, the hopes and dreams of oil, gas, and coal executives come first. On Day 1, they began taking a wrecking ball
to Obama Administration policies that balanced energy development with conservation, protected public health, encouraged stakeholder participation in energy decisions, held companies accountable, managed public land for multiple uses, and planned for and attempted
to mitigate the effects of human-induced climate change. America’s most important natural places are under direct attack from the dirty energy agenda of Donald Trump and his fossil fuel cronies.

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Bipartisan Letter to Oppose Gun Riders in Appropriations Bills

We invite to join us sending the attached bipartisan letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Leader Nancy Pelosi urging that they ensure none of the twelve subcommittee appropriations bills include any riders that impact gun violence prevention. Gun violence prevention
is an important and sensitive issue and, given the renewed national focus, now is not the time to include controversial appropriations riders that negatively impact gun laws.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 5255 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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