Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Bill to Eliminate Death Gratuities

Sending Office: Posey, Bill Sent By: Johnathan.Sargent@mail.house.gov Current Cosponsors: Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) Dear Colleague,   As you know, the U.S. government pays a full year’s salary to the family of a member of Congress who dies serving while in office, a […]

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FY2019 Homeland Security Members’ Day Hearing

In an effort to ensure all Members have an opportunity to provide input into the Appropriations process, we invite you to testify on the fiscal year 2019 budget requests for
the agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security subcommittee.  Members may testify at a
hearing on April 26, 2018 starting at 3:30 p.m. in Rayburn 2359.  If you wish to testify in person, please have your staff call Dave Roth at (202) 225-5834 or email David.Roth@mail.house.gov
by April 20, 2018 to request time.  Your written statement must be provided to the subcommittee by April 23, 2018. If you wish to provide input but are unable to attend in person, written testimony can be placed in the public hearing record.  Specific details
for submitting testimony can be found on our website at appropriations.house.gov/legislation/memberdays

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Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Bill to Eliminate Death Gratuities

Sending Office: Posey, Bill Sent By: Johnathan.Sargent@mail.house.gov Current Cosponsors: Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) Dear Colleague,   As you know, the U.S. government pays a full year’s salary to the family of a member of Congress who dies serving while in office, a […]

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Keep Earmarks Dead: Co-Sponsor the Pulled Pork Act (H.R. 4818)

In the last election, the American people sent Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to Washington to “drain the swamp” and hold government accountable. That is why we were shocked to learn earlier this year that Congressional leaders are considering
the return of earmarks, spending which by definition “circumvents … merit-based or competitive allocation processes.”[1] With trust in government at a historic
low, and with the national debt at over $21 trillion, now is not the time to bring back Congressionally-directed earmarks.

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COSPONSOR The Veterans Affairs Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018

While data is limited, the American Legion, a congressionally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, conducted a

survey in October 2017 on a portion of its approximately 2.2 million veteran members and found that 92% of all respondents support medical research regarding medicinal cannabis and 82% of all respondents support legalizing medicinal cannabis. The survey
also found that “22 percent of veterans are currently using cannabis to treat a medical condition.” Therefore, it is clear that medical research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported
by the veteran community.

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