Affirm Congress’s Support for Ending Hate and Violence

October 12, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, who was targeted and brutally attacked because of his sexual orientation. His murder was a shock to our nation, and brought Americans’ attention to the discrimination and threats
that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people face on a daily basis in our country.

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Over 170 Cosponsors – Support the Bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

In September 2016, a
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study highlighted an alarming trend – unlike in almost any other industrialized country, maternal deaths in the United States are on the rise. The maternal mortality rate — maternal deaths per 100,000 live births
— increased to 35.8 in 2014, up from 17.7 in 2000. The United States is ranked 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate.

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Briefing on DeVos’ Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has pursued an aggressive anti-regulatory agenda at the expense of some of our most vulnerable students including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. She has sought to undo
regulations put in place by the Obama Administration to protect students from bad actors in the career education industry and provide relief to students defrauded by them.  

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Fill the Cyber Skills Gap with Apprenticeships

According to CyberSeek, an interactive cybersecurity jobs heat map funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the cybersecurity field has a severe shortage in talent,
with over 300,000 job openings currently.

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CLOSING TODAY: Protect Same-Sex Partner Visas for Diplomats and UN Personnel

As you may be aware, the Trump Administration announced in July that they would stop issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees from international organizations like the UN. The policy takes effect Oct.
1 and requires that any unmarried same-sex partner of a diplomat or international organization personnel must get married before the end of the year or risk being deported.

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Briefing on DeVos’ Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has pursued an aggressive anti-regulatory agenda at the expense of some of our most vulnerable students including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. She has sought to undo
regulations put in place by the Obama Administration to protect students from bad actors in the career education industry and provide relief to students defrauded by them.  

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