Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Bipartisan Effort to Manage and Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

As sportsmen and women enjoy the fall hunting season, an emerging threat has the potential to devastate deer, elk, and moose herds across the country. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease affecting cervids – deer, elk, and moose
– that leads to emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and is always fatal. CWD belongs to the same family of diseases as scrapie in sheep and goats, “mad cow disease,” and even several rare human diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Unfortunately there is no known cure for CWD, it is unclear how it is transmitted, and the disease continues to spread across North America.

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DEADLINE NOON TODAY [Request for Original Cosponsor] Kaptur/Ros-Lehtinen Bipartisan H.Res. on 2018 World Cup in Russia

As you may know, Russia will host the 2018 World Cup this June 14 to July 15, 2018. The games have an expected global viewership of 3.2 billion granting Russia significant prestige on the world stage. Meanwhile, FIFA set aside $627 million for local organization
in the country and the windfall Russia will garner from global tourism will lead to a significant boost for their economy currently saddled with global sanctions. 

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SUPPORT POSEY/MAST/WILSON/ALCEE HASTINGS AMENDMENT #103 TO H.R. 8 WRDA

International trade accounts for as much as one-quarter of our economy.  The nation’s ports are the gateways for this activity.  In a 2015 report, the American Association of Port Authorities estimated that 3.1 million jobs were generated by ports handling
nearly $2 trillion worth of cargo.  Obviously, keeping our ports modern and efficient determines how well we compete in world trade. 

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