Today is Guantanamo’s 12th anniversary, and there’s no end in sight!

From: The Honorable James P. Moran Sent By: rebecca.mcdaniel@mail.house.gov Date: 11/13/2013 Dear Colleague, Today marks the day 12 long years ago that President George W. Bush authorized the detention of suspected al-Qaida members at Guantanamo bay prison and stood up military commissions to try these individuals. As The Guardian noted today, “only 7 of the […]

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Support Back Pay for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Hurt by Shutdown

From: The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton Sent By: lauren.dudley@mail.house.gov Date: 11/13/2013 Support Back Pay for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Hurt by Shutdown Call for Originals Closing COB Today 11/13/2013 Dear Colleague, Please join me as an original cosponsor of a bill that will provide back pay to low-wage federal contractor employees who were furloughed or subjected […]

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Bring More Accountability and Transparency to Foreign Aid

From: The Honorable Ted Poe Sent By: luke.murry@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2638 Date: 10/21/2013 Dear Colleague, Since the passage of the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961, foreign aid programs have spread across 12 departments, 25 agencies, and almost 60 federal offices. Funding levels have likewise swelled, doubling in the last 10 years alone. However, according to […]

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Support the Intent of the Pay Our Military Act (H.R. 3210)

From: The Honorable Jack Kingston Sent By: edward.rothgery@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2013 Dear Colleague: As a proud original cosponsors of HR 3210, the Pay Our Military Act, we are disheartened to see the administration and specifically the Secretary of Defense taking an unnecessarily narrow view of which personnel are covered by this legislation. Recent direction from the […]

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Republican Gun Control – Impact of Shutdown on Hunters and Fishermen

From: The Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo Sent By: matthew.herrmann@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2013 Republican Gun Control? The Government Shutdown is Closing Areas for Hunters and Fisherman As a Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources I felt it was important to highlight some important impacts of the government shutdown. Indeed, across the nation, communities are feeling […]

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Support Funding for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

As the Energy and Water Development (E&W) Appropriations Subcommittee reviews the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for Department of Energy, we would like to express our deep concern over the lack of funding for the hydrogen program, which has been cut to zero. Compared to FY 2009, the hydrogen and fuel cell program has been reduced by 66%, or $132,387,000. Hydrogen funding was cut completely, leaving only fuel cells, which were placed on a caretaker footing. This means that other related programs will suffer, like the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (-$8 M), the Fuels work on hydrogen from coal (-$10 M, or a 67% reduction), and the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA), which lost $4 M (-8%).

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Support Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Research Funding

We invite you to join us in supporting research into Gulf War Veterans Illnesses by signing onto a letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $25 million for FY10. This request has the endorsement of the American Legion, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America, the ALS Association, and Veterans of Modern Warfare.

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