Cosponsor the SNAP Healthy Incentives Act – DEADLINE TODAY

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of our country’s most vital and successful safety net programs.  In 2012, SNAP kept 4,000,000 Americans above the poverty line.  Unfortunately, recent price increases in healthful foods have put
the purchase of fruits and vegetables out of reach for many SNAP recipients.  

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Space Advocates – 2018 Congressional Space Studies Series

Happy New Year and welcome to the first legislative week of 2018! We are excited to kick-off the New Year with a free professional development opportunity for congressional staffers. As part of our ongoing effort to promote space education we have teamed
up with the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration to bring you a nine-part series designed to establish or build upon an existing foundation of space science and space technology. Below is the course description and curriculum as well as a registration POC.
This series will begin on Friday 26 January from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Rayburn HOB room 2325 and we hope you will join us to learn from a diverse group of guest speakers and to network with other staffers who share a passion for space exploration!

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Cosponsor the Federal Employee Short-Term Disability Insurance Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Federal Employee Short-Term Disability Insurance Act (H.R. 4806), which would offer federal employees group short-term disability insurance at no cost to the government.  Many federal employees already buy short-term disability
insurance on their own at high individual rates.  Under this bill, federal employees would be responsible for 100 percent of the disability insurance premiums, but could take advantage of lower group rates.  For many federal employees, however, the most important
advantage may be access to benefits for paid leave for pregnancy, to adopt a child or become a foster parent or to care for a family member.

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Cosponsor the SNAP Healthy Incentives Act – DEADLINE TODAY

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of our country’s most vital and successful safety net programs.  In 2012, SNAP kept 4,000,000 Americans above the poverty line.  Unfortunately, recent price increases in healthful foods have put
the purchase of fruits and vegetables out of reach for many SNAP recipients.  

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Cosponsor HR 3806: Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of Uber in
which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent. This breach
follows Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage
that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed, confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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Cosponsor the SNAP Healthy Incentives Act – DEADLINE January 18

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of our country’s most vital and successful safety net programs.  In 2012, SNAP kept 4,000,000 Americans above the poverty line.  Unfortunately, recent price increases in healthful foods have put
the purchase of fruits and vegetables out of reach for many SNAP recipients.  

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Today – Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences

By now, your office should have received an invitation to a lunch briefing on Wednesday, January 17th entitled, Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences. As co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical
Education Caucus, we hope you and your staff will join us for this important discussion. For more information and to register, please see the full invitation below.

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