Cosponsor the Federal Employee Short-Term Disability Insurance Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Federal Employee Short-Term Disability Insurance Act (H.R. 4806), which would offer federal employees group short-term disability insurance at no cost to the government.  Many federal employees already buy short-term disability
insurance on their own at high individual rates.  Under this bill, federal employees would be responsible for 100 percent of the disability insurance premiums, but could take advantage of lower group rates.  For many federal employees, however, the most important
advantage may be access to benefits for paid leave for pregnancy, to adopt a child or become a foster parent or to care for a family member.

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Who Knew El Salvador Was So Dangerous? — Women deported by Trump face deadly welcome from street gangs in El Salvador (Guardian-UK)

I would like to bring to your attention a recent article in The Guardian (UK),
“Women deported by Trump face deadly welcome from street gangs in El Salvador.” Last Monday, on January 8th, DHS terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 law-abiding Salvadorans who have been living in the United
States for 16 years or more. When taking that decision, DHS Secretary Nielsen pointedly noted that
“only Congress can legislate a permanent solution addressing the lack of an enduring lawful immigration status of those currently protected by TPS who have lived and worked in the United States for many years. The 18-month delayed termination will allow
Congress time to craft a potential legislative solution.”

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Urge Support for the COPS Office in the President’s FY19 Budget

As co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, we encourage you to join us in supporting the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) by signing the below letter to President Trump that urges strong support for robust funding for the
COPS Office in the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.

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Cosponsor H.Res. 252–Bipartisan House Resolution in Support of US – Lebanon Relationship

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.Res.252 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria and supporting the establishment of safe areas
in Syria, a House Resolution recognizing the challenges posed to long-term stability in Lebanon by the conflict in Syria. Lebanon has faced tremendous hardship in accepting a refugee population of more than 1.5 million, totaling over one third of their
population, as the Syrian conflict continues to devastate the region. Despite this, Lebanon has not only taken in these refugees during a time of political uncertainty, but has accomplished a transition to a new government through a democratic election, protected
the multi-party system, and worked to maintain a fragile infrastructure system to support the growing population.

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4 Days until Government Shutdown

With just a few legislative days left in the calendar year, Congress once again is facing the possibility of a government shutdown. For this reason, I invite you to cosponsor my bill, the Government Shutdown Prevention Act (H.R. 2221). 

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Areawide Integrated Pest Management Act of 2017

In support of our nation’s farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and land managers in their battle to protect crops, livestock, and forest areas from invasive species and other pests, I invite
you to be an original cosponsor of the Areawide Integrated Pest Management (AIPM) Act of 2017.

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