Briefing: Energy & Environmental Appropriations – An Analysis of Problematic Budget Cuts and Policy Riders in FY18 & FY19

We write to invite your staff to a briefing this Friday, January 26 at 1:30 PM that will be focused on energy and environmental concerns in upcoming budget and appropriation debates. Speakers will walk through funding concerns related to key agency budgets
and potential policy riders in preparation for the continuing FY18 funding debate and the expected release of the President’s FY19 Budget. The briefing will take place in Rayburn House Office Building, room 2456.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to U.S. Attorneys rescinding protective policies that discouraged enforcement of federal controlled substance laws in states that have legalized marijuana.  Rescinding non-interference policies,
including the Cole Memo, is an attack on state sovereignty that will lead to a federal crackdown on States’ rights. This will impede patients’ and veterans’ access to critical medicine, and halt an industry that is growing and improving local economies.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to U.S. Attorneys rescinding protective policies that discouraged enforcement of federal controlled substance laws in states that have legalized marijuana.  Rescinding non-interference policies,
including the Cole Memo, is an attack on state sovereignty that will lead to a federal crackdown on States’ rights. This will impede patients’ and veterans’ access to critical medicine, and halt an industry that is growing and improving local economies.

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“No Fly for Foreign Fighters Act”

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the “No Fly For Foreign Fighters Act,”
legislation that will help keep foreign fighters and terrorists from entering our country through an American airport.

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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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Join the Letter to President Xi Jinping Supporting and Commending China’s Ivory Trade Ban – Sending this afternoon

Join a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping supporting and commending China’s ivory trade ban, which puts a stop to the world’s largest ivory market. In September 2015, Presidents Obama and Xi announced a major joint effort to end the ivory trade in both
countries. Both countries have followed through on this commitment with the United States implementing a near-total ban on our nation’s ivory trade in June 2016 and China finalizing its domestic ivory ban on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Support 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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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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Letter to President: Continue Aid for Regional Stability in the Middle East

The Trump Administration recently
announced that it is withholding more than half of the funding it provides to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides critical services to Palestinian refugees in the region.  Withholding this aid will harm Palestinians and undermine
American interests in the region, Israeli and Palestinian security, and the stability of American allies in the region.

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