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LATINA Resolution- DEADLINE TODAY- Become ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR of a resolution recognizing Latinas during National Women’s History Month

March 7, 2018

The month of March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring Latinas in the United States by cosponsoring a resolution Recognizing Women’s History Month and celebrating the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United
States. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will be introducing identical legislation in the Senate.

SUPPORT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE BLOCK GRANTS

March 7, 2018

Please join us in requesting continued support of the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program, an initiative that provides critical assistance to local efforts aimed at reducing poverty and expanding economic opportunity for all. Specifically, this
bipartisan letter requests a funding level of $750 million for the program to maintain the federal commitment to targeted, innovative approaches to improving economic conditions.

Support Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding in FY19!

March 7, 2018

We invite you to join our letter to Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee Chairman Diaz- Balart and Ranking Member Price urging them to provide at least $3.3 billion in funding for the Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the FY19 THUD Appropriations bill. 

Community Economic Development (CED) FY 2019 Appropriations Request.

March 7, 2018

The Community Economic Development (CED) program is unique among federal development programs in that its principal purpose is to target job creation for low-income individuals.  The CED program is authorized in the Community Services Block Grant Act and
is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Become an ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR of a resolution recognizing Latinas during National Women’s History Month

March 7, 2018

The month of March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring Latinas in the United States by cosponsoring a resolution Recognizing Women’s History Month and celebrating the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United
States. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will be introducing identical legislation in the Senate.

Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF) Regional Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) Appropriations Letter COB 3/14

March 7, 2018

I am writing to ask that you join me in support of the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF).  The CESCF is a critical resource that provides competitive grant funding for regional Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) that support voluntary
species conservation initiatives.  These funds are used for programs that facilitate economic development and job creation through coordinated permitting for projects related to transportation, energy, and water delivery. 

Support the National Gallery of Art in FY 19!

March 6, 2018

As co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, I invite you to join me in sending the attached letter to the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert and Ranking Member Betty McCollum concerning funding
for the National Gallery of Art.

Support STEAM Initiatives

March 6, 2018

Please join me in urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to encourage the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to engage arts organizations that support school STEAM initiatives. STEAM
– adding the Arts to STEM education – has proven effective in student achievement and fostering creativity. Greater coordination between local cultural institutions and school systems serves to benefit our students and this cross-curricular approach to learning.

Cosponsor H.R. 2112: the Federal Government Decentralization Commission Act

March 6, 2018

A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth.  Our country should be proud of
our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan
area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings.  The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located are long gone.  Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington
D.C.