Prevent Terrorists from Receiving Food Stamps

As you may know, murderers and rapists are excluded from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – but terrorists are not. Up to 49 homegrown plotters will be released in 25 years, some as early as next year – many may be eligible for SNAP. Terrorists facing release include the Tsarnaev Brothers’ accomplices, and John Walker Lindh – better known as “the American Taliban” – who will be released in 2019.

Read More

LAST CALL to Become an Original Cosponsor for the Working Students Act

The rising cost of higher education has made it almost impossible for the average student to afford college without a combination of student loans, federal student aid and, at least, a part-time job. Sixty-six percent of college students work either full-time or part-time while enrolled in school to make up the difference between financial aid assistance and the cost of college.

Read More

Rural Housing Amendment to HR 3700

I write to you today to ask you to support my amendment to HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2015” being considered on the House floor this Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Read More

Briefing on the TPP: Is it a Gold Standard for Working People?

We have all heard that the TPP contains the “highest labor standards ever” – but what does that really mean? Has there ever been a trade agreement that successfully secured for workers the right to form a union and negotiate a collective bargaining agreement? How do any potential benefits of labor provisions measure up against potential losses caused by other provisions in the agreement? Just what is the right measuring stick by which to judge the TPP’s impact on workers?

Read More

Become an Original Cosponsor for the Working Students Act Deadline COB TODAY

The rising cost of higher education has made it almost impossible for the average student to afford college without a combination of student loans, federal student aid and, at least, a part-time job. Sixty-six percent of college students work either full-time or part-time while enrolled in school to make up the difference between financial aid assistance and the cost of college.

Read More

Join the New Campaign Finance Reform Caucus

The growth of outside and dark money in politics has contributed significantly to the public distrust of Congress, and the gridlock in Washington that drives the perception that the needs of special interests are being put before the needs of the American people. We believe this represents a threat to our cherished democratic institutions carefully built by our Founding Fathers. We need reform that brings transparency to the campaign finance system and protects the best interests of the American public.

Read More

Reception for the Northeast-Midwest Region

By now you should have received the invitation below. This reception for the Northeast Midwest will be a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to celebrate the region and learn more about the Northeast Midwest Institute and the Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition.

Read More

Great American Defense Communities

Behind every excellent defense installation is a city, county or region that provides exemplary commitment to supporting and honoring the service members and their families who call these communities home.

Read More