Invite – Member Day Hearing: Committee on Education and Labor

The Committee on Education and Labor invites you to testify before the Committee about your interests and priorities as it relates to the policies under the Committee’s jurisdiction for the 116th Congress.  The Members’ Day Hearing also allows
you to voice the concerns of your constituents in a public forum.  The hearing will take place on
Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Cosponsor the Protect Our Universities Act

In a June 2018 letter to Secretary DeVos, my colleagues and I sought additional information from the Department of Education regarding Chinese companies and programs that seek to infiltrate U.S. universities. In the letter, we requested a senior-level working
group to understand how the People’s Republic of China attempts to gather U.S. technology on US. University and college campuses and to develop recommendations for protecting the U.S. technological advantage. The Department’s lack of a response is why I introduced
H.R. 1678, the Protect Our Universities Act. 

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Last Chance: Divided Families Reunification Act

In light of the latest round of unsuccessful negotiations between President Donald Trump and President Kim Jong Un, I invite you to join with me in raising the voices of families who have been separated for decades both across the DMZ and across the Pacific

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Please join us in signing the letter below asking for a $17 million increase for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
Appropriations bill. LSTA, which was authorized in 1996 and reauthorized just last year, provides grants for libraries in every state to support summer reading programs, develop resources for families with differently abled children, work with local business
community to expand their online presence, and acquire technology tools to close the “digital gap” in rural and underserved communities, among many other initiatives.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

On March 2, 2016, renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist, Berta Cáceres, was viciously murdered in her home in Honduras. Today, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and remains one of the most dangerous places for activists.
Closely connected with this crisis is the deep corruption of its military and police forces – both of which have been accused of committing human rights abuses while facing no consequences.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Relief From Sequestration Act

For years, the automatic reductions in both discretionary and mandatory spending triggered by sequestration has negatively impacted our economy, government, and harmed our nation.  I ask for your support for the Relief from Sequestration Act of 2019 to repeal
these reductions in their entirety.  This bill repeals the draconian and automatic sequestration cuts imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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Support Magnet Schools in FY 2020

Dear Colleague,

I urge you to join me in supporting the Magnet Schools Assistance Program by signing onto the FY 2020 programmatic request letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

This letter, which is supported by Magnet Schools of America, requests funding support for the 4,340 magnet schools across the country that serve more than 3 million students. The deadline to sign onto this letter is Monday, March 25.

If you have any questions or would like to sign the letter, please contact Alexa Combelic in my office at


Joe Courtney
Member of Congress