Cosponsor Fire Safety Bill Supported by Manufacturers and Consumers

Portable fuel containers are a staple item in households across America, and yet, even when used correctly, they remain a cause for severe injury and, in some cases death, to thousands each year. These devastating accidents, caused when fuel vapors flash
back and ignite the container contents, leading to flame jetting or explosions, are easily preventable, and so we invite you to support this common sense and cost effective safety making measure, the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2017 (H.R. 919).

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Help Improve Our Nation’s Water Efficiency! Cosponsor the WATER Use Act (v. 2)

Conserving our precious drinking water supply is critical to Americans’ wellbeing. Drought is a common occurrence in the West, harming businesses, damaging our environment, and threatening the availability of water for such basic needs as drinking and washing.
Around 40 states will face some form of water shortage in the next decade, putting pressure on one of our most critical natural resources. Water utility bills are increasing more steeply than those for any other utility, placing financial strain on hard-working
Americans. In just the last 7 years, the median water bills for a household have
increased by 50%.

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H.R. 3583: End Overtaxation of People Hurt by Consumer Fraud

I invite you to become a cosponsor of the
Fair Tax Treatment for Consumer-Plaintiffs Act (H.R. 3583) to end the perverse disincentive that deters people from filing consumer fraud complaints out of fear that they will end up paying more in taxes than they could gain from winning a judgment
in their favor.

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TODAY @ 1:30PM: Cybersecurity Caucus Briefing with Let’s Encrypt

As co-chairs of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, we would like to invite you to an event on
Free, Automated, and Open Web Encryption with Let’s Encrypt
TODAY from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in
121 Cannon. Every day, countless communications and transactions are delivered via the Internet. Public-key encryption is the leading technology that enables these transmissions to occur securely and privately. While the prevalence of encryption
is increasing, a significant portion of the content on the web remains exposed and vulnerable to digital eavesdropping.  

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APPROPRIATIONS AMENDMENT PROCESS NOTICE

The Committee on Rules is likely to issue an amendment deadline prior to our return from the August district work period for consideration of the remaining eight appropriations bills. The remaining bills reported by the Committee on Appropriations include:
Agriculture; Commerce Justice, Science; Financial Services and General Governmental; Homeland Security; Interior; Labor, HHS, and Education; State and Foreign Operations; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development—all of which can be found on their
website.

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