Cosponsor H.R. 5543: No War Against Iran Act

In light of the latest military strikes by the United States and Iran in Iraq, it is up to Congress to prevent another costly war in the Middle East. For too long, Congress has ceded its responsibilities as a co-equal branch of government when it comes to
matters of war and peace. As the New York Times has put it, “it is long past time that the legislative branch reclaimed its central role in overseeing war waged in the name of the American people.”

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INVITE: Staff Briefing on Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, established in 2008, was designed to provide eligible wounded and/or disabled veterans with an opportunity to serve Congress in a two-year fellowship. Since the program’s inception, more than 320 veterans have participated
in the Wounded Warrior Program. Currently the program, which is administered by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), is authorized for 120 fellowship slots – 10 of these positions are allocated to House Officers, and the remaining slots are
equally divided between the Majority and Minority.

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Oppose Rollback of School Meal Nutrition Standards

Last Friday, Secretary Perdue proposed a rule to rollback the nutrition standards in school lunches. In 2010, Congress authorized child nutrition programs with the bipartisan
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. For the first time, these standards included evidence-based standards for the nutritional quality of school meals. They paved the way for students to get more fruits and vegetables in their school lunch while
also limiting sugar, fat, and sodium. These historic standards were based on the simple premise that nutrition is a vital foundation of successful learning.

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Honor WWII’s Merrill’s Marauders by Cosponsoring H.R. 906

The 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as “Merrill’s Marauders,” was a brave, all-volunteer unit that fought valiantly in the jungles of Burma during WWII and overcame great odds to successfully complete their mission. Please join us in
honoring these brave men by becoming a cosponsor of the ‘‘Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act.’’

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Cosponsor H.R. 1266 – The Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

At the beginning of the year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would ask the state legislature to ban “ghost guns” by requiring them to be treated as firearms.  Other states, including Pennsylvania and Washington, have announced similar steps. 
We applaud and support these actions, but believe federal legislation is necessary to ensure that all Americans are protected and that the ghost gun loophole is fully closed.  That is why we invite you to join as a cosponsor of
H.R. 1266, the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act, a bill to ensure that individuals who would otherwise be barred from purchasing firearms would not be able to purchase a gun assembly kit online
under this current loophole.

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