Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Cosponsor Opportunity – Require Compliance to the INF Treaty

As Co-Chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, we wanted to make you aware of the

linked invitation, which you should have already received, to a panel discussion and lunch on
June 11th at 11:30 am in the Capitol Visitor Center Atrium and Auditorium (CVC-200). The event is being hosted by NCTA – The Internet & Television Association in cooperation with the House Rural Broadband Caucus. The
purpose of the panel is to discuss the cable industry’s work to further the deployment of high-speed broadband in rural America and will feature industry representatives from across the country representing Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications,
Eagle Communications, Mediacom Communications, and Midco. 

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Support Timely Access to Care for Diabetes Patients

Please join me in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making comment period opposing the use of chained CPI to calculate annual adjustments to the Federal Poverty Level. OMB is currently considering updates to
the calculation, including the use of chained CPI, which would have devastating consequences to the millions of individuals and families that benefit from safety net programs. A shift to the chained CPI would be a mirage – while the federal government’s definition
of poor would change, the individuals and families that fail to meet the definition would nevertheless remain poor.

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Cosponsor Bill to Create an Affordable Housing Task Force

We invite you to join us in supporting school cafeteria workers, and in ensuring that required trainings occur during work hours and are paid if they take place after work hours.  We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2651, the “Improving Training for School Food
Service Workers Act”.

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DEADLINE FOR ORIGINALS EOD TODAY!! – LGBT PRIDE

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 2850, the bipartisan Humane Retirement Act, which would establish an adoption policy for Public Health Service research institutions that take part in testing with cats and dogs. This simple, common-sense bill
will ensure that healthy cats and dogs find suitable homes once their research careers have ended.

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Co-Sign Letter: Urge USDA to Provide Tariff Assistance to U.S. Hardwood Lumber Industry

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Cosponsor the Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act

I ask that you join me an original cosponsor of the Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act.  This legislation would address the dangerous conditions faced by children working on tobacco farms, where they risk acute nicotine
poisoning from their contact with tobacco plants.

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CO-SPONSOR H. RES. 396: AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY TO INVESTIGATE ACTS OF MISCONDUCT BY DONALD JOHN TRUMP, POTUS

In 2004, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a controversial decision in
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino that the NLRA applies to tribally owned businesses on tribal lands.  This ruling is of great concern to tribes across the country, as it is a clear threat to tribal sovereignty.  The San Manuel decision was a departure
from prior NLRB rulings in Fort Apache Timber (1976) and Southern Indian (1988), as well as court precedents and the Constitution’s recognition of tribes as sovereign governments.

It is not the place of the federal government to impinge upon the authority of sovereign tribes.  Tribal governments alone, accountable to their tribal members and employees, should decide the labor practices for the entities they own on their lands.  This
bill will reaffirm their sovereign right to do exactly that.

Please join me by being a co-sponsor of H.R. 779 to reaffirm and protect tribal sovereignty.  For more information or to be a co-sponsor, please contact Jayson Schimmenti in my office at jayson@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,
John Moolenaar,
Member of Congress

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