LAST DAY – Urge Trump to Pursue Bipartisan Principles in Nuclear Posture Review

As you likely saw this week, the New York Times reported the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate of overhauling
the U.S. nuclear arsenal: $1.2 trillion dollars, 20 percent higher than previous estimates. In addition, the
Boston Globe highlighted the dangers posed by Trump engaging in a new arms race. In light of these recent stories, we strongly urge you to join us in sending a message to the White House affirming support for common-sense policy and planning for our nuclear
weapons arsenal.

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Restore Congress’ Article I Power: Co-Sponsor H.Res. 313, the Responsible Environmental Preservation and American Infrastructure Restoration (REPAIR) Resolution

Restoring order to the budget process and passing stand-alone authorization and appropriations bills is the most effective way to prove to our constituents that we are spending their tax dollars wisely. We took an important step in that direction when Congress
passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act last year and authorized new Army Corps of Engineers projects across the country. Historically, the annual appropriations process allowed Members to directly influence the level of Corps’
funding for these newly-authorized projects, but since 2011 this practice has been banned under the earmark moratorium. As a result, the Executive Branch retains complete discretion over the distribution of project-specific funding allocations for both the
Army Corps and the Bureau of Reclamation.

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Become an Original Co-sponsor of the Social Security for Future Generations Act of 2017 – Deadline Thursday

Social Security plays a critical role in our economy as it provides most income to two-thirds of our nation’s retirees, and provides financial security to millions of disabled workers and their children. About 60 million people, or more than one in every
six U.S. residents, collected Social Security benefits in 2016; this includes the disabled, the retired, children of the deceased, widows, widowers, and students. However, as the program is currently operating, the Social Security trust fund will be depleted
by 2034.

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Prevent the Government from Defaulting

I write to urge your support of H.R. 422, the Default Prevention Act.  This measure is identical to H.R. 692 from the 114th Congress, which passed the House with 235 Republican votes in October, 2015.  It is also identical to H.R. 807, the Full
Faith and Credit Act, from the 113th Congress, which passed the House with 221 Republican votes in May, 2013.

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Co-sign Bipartisan Letter to Oppose Cuts to Disabled Senior Veterans

Included in the President’s Budget for the VA is a proposal to slash unemployment benefits to disabled senior veterans through the Individual Unemployability (IU) program. An estimated 225,000 elderly veterans across the nation would be affected by the proposed
cuts, which can total over $22,000 per year per veteran. AMVETS, VFW, VVA, and others have denounced the proposal as an attack on our most vulnerable veterans.

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Support BRAND USA

The Chairs of the Caucus, Rep. Bilirakis and Rep. Titus invite you to join them in signing the letter below to the Appropriations Committee to not include the request included in the budget to eliminate Brand USA.

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Become an Original Co-sponsor of the Social Security for Future Generations Act of 2017

Social Security plays a critical role in our economy as it provides most income to two-thirds of our nation’s retirees, and provides financial security to millions of disabled workers and their children. About 60 million people, or more than one in every
six U.S. residents, collected Social Security benefits in 2016; this includes the disabled, the retired, children of the deceased, widows, widowers, and students. However, as the program is currently operating, the Social Security trust fund will be depleted
by 2034.

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