Co-Sponsor H.R. 899, Abolish the Department of Education

Please join Reps. Abraham, Amash, Biggs, Chaffetz, Duncan (SC), Gaetz, Hice, Jones, Labrador, and Williams in co-sponsoring H.R. 899, a bill to terminate the Department of Education.  Here is a link to an op-ed I recently wrote on this topic: 

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/02/21/massie-how-we-can-get-feds-out-our-schools/98060880/

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STAFF-LEVEL BRIEFING ON TECHNOLOGY TO COUNTER EXTREMISM ONLINE (v. 2)

We invite your staff to attend a briefing by the world’s leading authority on digital forensics, Dr. Hany Farid, chair of the computer science department at Dartmouth College and senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). The briefing will focus
on the development of a new technology that can greatly reduce the ability of extremists and terrorists to spread dangerous and violent content online. The briefing will take place on
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM in 2200 Rayburn. Refreshments will be served.

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Urge Trump to Pursue Bipartisan Principles in Nuclear Posture Review (v. 8)

U.S. presidents and Congress have long worked together in a bipartisan fashion to prevent the use and spread of nuclear weapons and materials. In fact, Republican presidents have cut the arsenal far more aggressively than have their Democratic counterparts.
Please join us in urging the Trump administration to build on this tradition, as it writes its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), and to pursue the following core, bipartisan principles:

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Urge Trump to Pursue Bipartisan Principles in Nuclear Posture Review (v. 8)

U.S. presidents and Congress have long worked together in a bipartisan fashion to prevent the use and spread of nuclear weapons and materials. In fact, Republican presidents have cut the arsenal far more aggressively than have their Democratic counterparts.
Please join us in urging the Trump administration to build on this tradition, as it writes its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), and to pursue the following core, bipartisan principles:

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H. Con. Res. 8 Fiscal State of the Nation

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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Help Secure Our Airports and Reduce Long TSA Lines (v. 2)

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Under the legislation, the TSA assumed responsibility for aviation security,
including security screening for airline passengers and their baggage.

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Letter to Science Agencies on Job Loss in the President’s Budget Request

The recently released President’s Budget Request (PBR) drastically cut the budgets of our most important science agencies. If these funding levels were enacted, it could have a profound effect on our research ecosystem. We cannot properly evaluate the full
impact of the FY18 PBR until we know how many university researchers and National Laboratory employees would lose their federal funding or their jobs if these funding levels were enacted.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the 21ST Century Investment Act of 2017 (v. 2)

A robust research and development (R&D) tax credit boosts economic growth, creates jobs, and encourages local investment. Congress made the R&D tax credit permanent and expanded it to benefit start-ups and small businesses in 2015, but we should pursue new
ways to leverage the program to spur innovation, increase productivity, and create good-paying American jobs. To this goal, I am asking for your support for the 21st Century Investment Act of 2017, a bill that builds on the work of former Rep. Donna Edwards.

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Protect Senior Corps

Alarmingly, President Trump’s budget eliminates the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), saying “Funding community service and subsidizing the operation of nonprofit organizations is outside the role of the Federal Government.” CNCS includes
Senior Corps, a program that has enabled senior volunteers to provide 96 million hours of essential services to their neighbors at a lower cost than any other option. Through Senior Corps:

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