Don’t let the SEC take away paper statements from Seniors and the Poor

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed Rule 30e-3 makes it easier for mutual funds to stop providing clients’ with paper financial statements. This disproportionally impacts elderly investors, who own nearly half of mutual fund assets, and those residing in rural communities who often do not have access to the Internet.

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Defund EPA & USACE Implementation of WOTUS – DEADLINE COB March 9th (v. 2)

We invite you to cosign a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting inclusion of specific language in the upcoming Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017 and the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from using appropriated funds for the “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule, or any substantially similar rule.

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SUPPORT ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN FY 2017

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Organic Caucus, we recognize the contribution the organic industry has made to the U.S. economy and especially to rural America. We ask that you join us in supporting investment in organic agriculture by signing our letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies encouraging them to fund key programs in FY 2017 that support organic farming and development.

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

Chairman Rodney Davis and Ranking Member Suzan DelBene, of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, ask that you join them in their letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.

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Support Antibiotic Resistance Programs at the USDA and FDA

Antibiotic resistance is the greatest public health threat of our time. Currently resistant bacteria infect over 2 million and kill at least 23,000 Americans every year, accounting for direct health-care costs of $20-35 billion. Globally, 700,000 die and the cost could be as high as $1.2 trillion.

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Support Hispanic Serving Institutions

Please join me in urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science to include funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the nation.

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