Letter: Tell AG Sessions to Reconsider Cutting 6,000 Jobs at BOP

As you may have heard, the Department of Justice has directed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to cut approximately 6,000 federal corrections officer jobs nationwide. Over the past year, DOJ implemented a hiring freeze that resulted in vacancies across the system,
which will now be used to justify the bulk of these cuts.

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Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4268 the “Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017” that provides for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be purchased
or transferred ownership.

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Keep Earmarks Dead

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 last month 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 almost $20.5 trillion, now is not the time to bring back Congressionally-directed earmarks.

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DUE FRIDAY: Support International Education!

Last December, the Department of Commerce received a letter co-signed by educators representing the state study consortia for California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Texas amidst allegations that the U.S. Commercial Service had
been directed to reduce its support for international education.  An
article from The PIE News on January 22, 2018, discussed these allegations and the efforts of the state study consortia to lobby the Department of Commerce.

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H. Con. Res. 8, The Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution. This resolution will provide Members of Congress and the American people an annual update on the long-term financial health of the country. The Budget Committee has
included our resolution in their plan for budget process reform plan.

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Support International Education!

Last December, the Department of Commerce received a letter co-signed by educators representing the state study consortia for California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Texas amidst allegations that the U.S. Commercial Service had
been directed to reduce its support for international education.  An
article from The PIE News on January 22, 2018, discussed these allegations and the efforts of the state study consortia to lobby the Department of Commerce.

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Support International Education!

Last December, the Department of Commerce received a letter co-signed by educators representing the state study consortia for California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Texas amidst allegations that the U.S. Commercial Service had
been directed to reduce its support for international education.  An
article from The PIE News on January 22, 2018, discussed these allegations and the efforts of the state study consortia to lobby the Department of Commerce.

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