Bring More Accountability and Transparency to Foreign Aid

From: The Honorable Ted Poe Sent By: luke.murry@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2638 Date: 10/21/2013 Dear Colleague, Since the passage of the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961, foreign aid programs have spread across 12 departments, 25 agencies, and almost 60 federal offices. Funding levels have likewise swelled, doubling in the last 10 years alone. However, according to […]

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Homeowners’ Defense Act: Diverse Support for HR 2555

From: The Honorable Ron Klein Sent By: david.hollingsworth@mail.house.gov <mailto:david.hollingsworth@mail.house.gov?subject=RE: Homeowners’ Defense Act: Diverse Support for HR 2555> Bill: H.R. 2555 Date: 6/10/2009 I wanted to direct your attention to the following support for the Homeowners’ Defense Act. Hurricane Katrina recovery cost each American taxpayer more than $800 in part because we lacked an efficient national […]

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Stimulate New Small Business Formation and Job Creation

From: The Honorable Frank Kratovil Jr. Sent By: michael.tierney@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1552 Date: 6/10/2009 REDUCE TAXES ON NEW SMALL BUSINESSES H.R. 1552 The Small Business Formation and Job Creation Act Cosponsors (74): Adler, Altimire, Arcuri, Barrow, Bartlett,Boren, Calvert, Cao, Carney, Chaffetz, Childers, Costa, Cuellar, Cummings, Lincoln Davis, Dent, Driehaus, Emerson, Fleming, Fudge, Gallegly, Gerlach, Giffords, […]

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Beyond Bailouts: Strategies to Achieve a Safe and Sound Financial System for America

From: The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson Sent By: Christopher.Crowe@mail.house.gov Date: 6/10/2009 Tomorrow–Breakfast will be served! Dear Colleague: Please join the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, A New Way Forward, and Campaign for America’s Future to discuss the importance of expanding the accountability and oversight of financial institutions. The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, June […]

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Survey Finds Economic Stress Linked to Increased Teen Dating Abuse

Cosponsor H.R. 789, the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Act Dear Colleague: I write to bring to your attention a CNN article regarding the relationship between increased teen dating violence and the economic pressure on American families. The Family Violence Prevention Fund and Liz Claiborne, Inc. commissioned the survey. Unfortunately, teen dating violence is one of […]

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Support a New Federal Accounting Oversight Board

From: The Honorable Ed Perlmutter Sent By: alec.garnett@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1349 Date: 3/9/2009 Dear Colleague Please join Congressman Perlmutter and Congressman Lucas as a cosponsor of HR 1349, the Federal Accounting Oversight Board Act of 2009 (FAOB Act). The United States is in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The […]

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Co-sponsor HR 159

From: The Honorable Bill Pascrell Jr. Sent By: jasmine.vasquez@mail.house.gov Date: 2/4/2009 February 4, 2009 Co-sponsor H.R. 159 Save our Nation’s Dealerships by Supporting the Auto Ownership Tax Assistance Bill We must encourage long term economic activity. Specifically, we should include tax proposals to drive consumer activity at the retail level. Cosponsors: Steven C. LaTourette; Chris […]

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