Closing COB Tomorrow, Feb. 11: Support Expansion of AmeriCorps to Combat Unemployment

Please join me as an original cosponsor of a bill that will address one of the greatest workforce tragedies resulting from today’s economy—our unemployed young people—by expanding
the AmeriCorps program.  With justifiable energy, we are focused on an extension of unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed, but our young people often have not had the opportunity to be employed at all.  The high unemployment rate for young people
who heeded our advice to graduate from high school and college, only to try to enter the workforce in the worst economy in generations, deserves greater attention.  By significantly expanding AmeriCorps, my bill, without the expense of a new administrative
structure or bureaucracy, would allow unemployed young people to earn a stipend sufficient to support themselves and to obtain work experience and secure a good work history to help them obtain future employment.   My bill would increase the number of participants
in the AmeriCorps State and National program from approximately 78,000 to 500,000 full-time participants.  Without significant targeting, large numbers of young graduates will continue to face their first years as adults without jobs and with no way to acquire
work experience.  

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WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE OF UNITED STATES AID IN AFGHANISTAN

We write to you today to bring to your attention the continued waste, fraud and abuse of American taxpayer funding in Afghanistan. The attached article is another well documented example of this waste. Even though the loss of our funding has been carefully reported and documented by the Special Assistant for Afghanistan Reconstruction it continues unabated.

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Help Honor Civil Rights, Journalism Icon

From: The Honorable Tim Ryan Sent By: phil.beshara@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3655 Date: 1/15/2014 Support H.R. 3655: Award the Congressional Gold Medal to Simeon Booker Dear Colleague: Award-winning African American journalist and documenter of the civil rights movement, Simeon Booker, turned 95 in 2013. Through his groundbreaking reporting of the Emmett Till case to his seat […]

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Hold ICE Accountable and Enforce the Will of the People

From: The Honorable Diane Black Sent By: maryanne.ludwig@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3732 Date: 1/13/2014 Dear Colleague: Last March, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, which contained language to defund the “illegal alien lobbyist” position within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This Public Advocate acted as a lobbyist for […]

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No U.S. Taxpayer Funding for UNESCO

From: The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Sent By: Eddy.Acevedo@mail.house.gov Date: 1/7/2014 Don’t Undermine or Circumvent U.S. Law, Enforce It: No U.S. Taxpayer Funding for UNESCO Dear Colleague: On October 31, 2011 the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to grant membership to a non-existent state of “Palestine”.  That act triggered U.S. laws that […]

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Join the Bipartisan Peace Corps Caucus

From: The Honorable Sam Farr Sent By: caitie.whelan@mail.house.gov Date: 1/6/2014 Dear Colleague: As Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Members of Congress, we encourage you to support Peace Corps Volunteers in your district by joining the bipartisan Peace Corps Caucus. Over the past 50 years, through war and conflict, more than 210,000 Americans have served their country […]

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Support the Release of FDA User Fees from the Sequester

From: The Honorable Leonard Lance Sent By: molly.mcdonnell@mail.house.gov Date: 1/3/2014 Support the Release of FDA User Fees from the Sequester Dear Colleague, We invite you to join us in signing a bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting the release of the Fiscal Year 2013 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fees […]

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Hold ICE Accountable and Enforce the Will of the People

From: The Honorable Diane Black Sent By: maryanne.ludwig@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3732 Date: 1/2/2014 Supported by NumbersUSA and FAIR Dear Colleague: Last March, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, which contained language to defund the “illegal alien lobbyist” position within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This Public Advocate […]

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Join the Bipartisan Peace Corps Caucus

From: The Honorable Sam Farr Sent By: caitie.whelan@mail.house.gov Date: 12/9/2013 Dear Colleague: As Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Members of Congress, we encourage you to support Peace Corps Volunteers in your district by joining the bipartisan Peace Corps Caucus. Over the past 50 years, through war and conflict, more than 210,000 Americans have served their country […]

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Stop Taxing Innovation

From: The Honorable Gary C. Peters Sent By: david.weinberg@mail.house.gov Date: 12/4/2013 Join the House Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Letter Opposing the Diversion of USPTO User Fees DEADLINE: TODAY, Dec. 4 – Noon Current signers: Peters (MI), Buchanan, Polis, Issa, Eshoo, Coble, Honda, Moran, Kilmer, Michaud, DelBene, Chu, Swalwell, Deutch, Jeffries, Richmond, Cárdenas, Carson, Perlmutter, […]

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