We Need Olympic Reform Now! – DOJ Now Investigating Sex Abuse Within Olympic Organizations

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and well being. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics.

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Support National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Resolution

According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 36 million American adults lack the basic literacy and numeracy skills necessary to succeed at home, in the workplace, and in society. These same individuals experience
higher unemployment rates and lower wages, making it harder for them to support their families.
Adult education helps Americans gain the skills they need to become employed, advance in their jobs, engage in postsecondary and training programs, and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME Commemorative Coin

Sending Office: Honorable Joseph D. Morelle Sent By: Joanne.Stiles@mail.house.gov National Women’s Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Endorsed by the National Women’s Hall of Fame Current Cosponsors (53): Moore, Reed, Meng, Clarke, Dingell, Higgins, Maloney (Carolyn), Matsui, McGovern, Nadler, Norton, Kaptur, Beyer, Tonko, Ocasio-Cortez, Brindisi, Grijalva, Rice (Kathleen), DeLauro, Espaillat, Schakowsky, Pallone, Jr., Khanna, Meeks, Rose (Max), Zeldin, Velázquez, King (Peter), Roybal-Allard, Engel, […]

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Cosponsor H.R. 2147, the Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas and Lands Act (RURAL Act)

Not-for-profit electric cooperatives provide affordable, reliable, and universally accessible electric service in the poorest, most rural parts of the country. These co-ops serve over 42 million-member consumers across 56 percent of the nation and in 88
percent of all U.S. counties. In addition, co-ops serve 93 percent of the nation’s persistent poverty counties and are controlled by the consumers they serve, making them vital to the economic health of thousands of communities across the country.

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Call for Co-Sponsors for The Fairness and Accuracy in Criminal Background Checks Act of 2019

Many Americans continue to face an unnecessary barrier to employment as a result of faulty or incomplete criminal records released by the FBI for use in employment and licensing decisions.  Local law enforcement agencies routinely report arrest records to
the FBI; however, these same groups often fail to report important information on the final outcome of an arrest or disposition of a criminal case.[1] 

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HEMP FOR VICTORY ACT

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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Support Bipartisan Marijuana Descheduling Legislation

Even though 33 states and D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, 11 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana, and 68 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing
federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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