Oppose H.R. 2017–The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015

We urge you to oppose the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 (H.R. 2017)—which is neither common sense nor nutrition disclosure. This bill weakens menu labeling, an important tool intended to help Americans make informed food choices at a time when obesity and other nutrition-related health problems are at crisis levels.

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Support the President’s Proposal to Stop Summer Hunger: Cosponsor H.R. 2715

At last week’s White House summit on child hunger in America, the Administration announced a bold initiative to stop child summer hunger in America by increasing access to summer meals. The initiative, modeled after the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act (HR 2715), will permanently expand the successful Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program. Please consider cosponsoring the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act (HR 2715) to help make this proposal a reality.

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Briefing on Wind & Wildlife: Balancing renewable energy and wildlife conservation

Wind energy is quickly becoming an important part of the nation’s energy portfolio and it is estimated that America will get 20% of its electricity from wind by 2030. As with any growing industry, there are challenges to balance development with wildlife conservation. Join us to learn about interaction between wind energy and wildlife as well as the investments the wind industry, in collaboration with the conservation and regulatory communities, have made in finding practical solutions.

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Support the President’s Proposal to Stop Summer Hunger: Cosponsor H.R. 2715 (v. 2)

At last week’s White House summit on child hunger in America, the Administration announced a bold initiative to stop child summer hunger in America by increasing access to summer meals. The initiative, modeled after the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act (HR 2715), will permanently expand the successful Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program. Please consider cosponsoring the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act (HR 2715) to help make this proposal a reality.

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Rural Housing Amendment to HR 3700

I write to you today to ask you to support my amendment to HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2015” being considered on the House floor this Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

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Land Conservation Caucus Reestablished (v. 3)

Our nation’s public lands play a vital role in defining our heritage, civic identity, and local economies. The conservation and safekeeping of these public lands are a top priority of ours, and if you agree, we urge you to join the Congressional Land Conservation Caucus. The purpose of the caucus is to serve as an informal group dedicated to issues related to land conservation, the preservation of open space, and the education as to its importance.

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Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Farm Credit System

As you may be aware, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Farm Credit System. The System’s long history of providing financial services to our nation’s rural communities and agricultural producers has been vital to the economic well-being of rural America over the last century.

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