Help Alleviate Propane Shortage in Midwest — Sign Letter urging Truck Weight Waiver

Many of you are already familiar with the ongoing propane shortage throughout the Midwest. Our offices have been fielding daily calls from families and farmers desperate to find propane needed to heat their homes and farming operations. A number of delegations have already sent letters requesting an extension of the U.S. Department of Transportation hours of service exemptions that will allow truck drivers carrying emergency propane to drive beyond current federal limitations. Other federal agencies and state officials are also stepping up to assist.

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Support the Capps Amendment to HR 3964

I urge you to support the Capps Amendment, which would simply require GAO to conduct a study on the resiliency and adaptability of Bureau of Reclamation facilities and projects in California to predicted changes to the quality, quantity, or reliability of water resources.

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Protect your state — OPPOSE H.R. 3964

This week the House will vote on H.R. 3964, nearly the same ill-advised legislation introduced in the 112th Congress as H.R. 1837, which would radically alter state and federal law as applied to California and would do long-term damage to California’s environment and economy. While the bill’s sponsors portray it as a solution to California’s drought, a wide range of California stakeholders are making it clear—this bill is bad for California.

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Support Community Gardening in Impoverished Regions

From: The Honorable Alcee L. Hastings Sent By: Evan.Polisar@mail.house.gov Date: 2/3/2014 Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014 Dear Colleague, I write to ask for your support as an original co-sponsor of the Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014. This legislation creates a new pilot program within AmeriCorps […]

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URGE THE PRESIDENT TO TAKE ACTION ON PROPANE SHORTAGES

As the cold weather continues, we are hearing reports of propane supply shortages and price spikes across the country. Given this is a complex situation with a number of contributing factors, we want to express interest in finding solutions to address the current propane crisis which threatens our constituents. We urge you to join our letter to the President asking him to take immediate action to help alleviate this dire situation.

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H.R. 3862; The Clean Water Affordability Act

Communities across this country are facing increased federal mandates and scrutiny when it comes to wastewater infrastructure projects. This is causing hardship in communities across the country already struggling through economic recovery.

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COSPONSOR THE BIPARTISAN NATIONAL BISON LEGACY ACT

From: The Honorable Wm. Lacy Clay Sent By: Pauline.Jamry@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3400 Date: 12/4/2013 HONOR A GREAT AMERICAN ICON COSPONSOR THE NATIONAL BISON LEGACY ACT December 4, 2013 Dear Colleague: We are writing to ask you to help recognize one of America’s most enduring and unique symbols by cosponsoring H.R. 3400, The National Bison Legacy […]

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Deadline Extended: Support Additional Public Input and Family Farms

From: The Honorable Joe Courtney Sent By: Zachary.Clark@mail.house.gov Date: 11/18/2013 Support Additional Public Input for FSMA DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st. American Farm Bureau and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture support a second comment period on a new set of proposed regulations. They have engaged their state organizations in support of […]

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Ensure an Adequate Food Supply

From: The Honorable Marcy Kaptur Sent By: john.latini@mail.house.gov Date: 10/22/2013 Curren Cosigners: Blumenauer, Corrine Brown, Conyers, DeFazio, Ellison, Grijalva, Hastings, Honda, Huffman, Levin, McCollum, Scott Peters, Pocan, Schakowsky, Shea-Porter, Slaughter, Titus, Welch Dear Colleague: As was recently highlighted by an article in Time Magazine, our nation’s honeybee population is dramatically declining. Please join us in […]

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