Vote YES on GRAYSON School Start Times Amendment

From: The Honorable Alan Grayson Sent By: shilpa.finnerty@mail.house.gov Date: 7/8/2015 VOTE YES ON THE GRAYSON AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5 Supported by: National Education Association (NEA), American Academy of Pediatrics, and National Sleep Federation Dear Colleague: I urge your support for the Grayson Amendment to H.R. 5. It reads as follows: “The Secretary shall conduct an […]

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More College Degrees, Less Prisoners

From: The Honorable Donna F. Edwards Sent By: marc.rehmann@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2521 Date: 7/8/2015 Outside Groups: ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance, Education From the Inside Out Coalition, JustLeadershipUSA, Legal Action Center, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Prison Reform News, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Employment Law Project (NELP) Co- Sponsors: Scott, Davis, DeLauro, Lee, Richmond, […]

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Become a Co-Sponsor of H.R. 1211, the Mental Health in Schools Act (v. 3)

From: The Honorable Grace F. Napolitano Sent By: Jonah.Cunningham@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1211 Date: 7/7/2015 Current Co-sponsors: Representatives Napolitano, Gibson, Tonko, Hastings, Slaughter, DelBene, Matsui, Grijalva, Rangel, Lawrence, Cardenas, Mike Thompson, Schiff, DeSaulnier, Blumenauer, Katko, Farr, Lowenthal, Levin, McDermott, Takano, Loebsack, Gutierrez, Lewis, Van Hollen, Bordallo, Larson, Kilmer, Bennie Thompson, & Lujan Grisham Endorsed by: National […]

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Opt-out of Onerous Assessments Amendment to H.R. 5

From: The Honorable Matt Salmon Sent By: jenell.biggs@mail.house.gov Date: 7/7/2015 Opt-Out of Onerous Assessments Support the Salmon Amendment to H.R. 5, the Student Success Act Dear Colleague, Since the implementation of 2001’s No Child Left Behind Act, students, parents, and teachers alike have been scrutinized, picked apart, and bullied under the stringent microscope that is […]

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Congressional Inventions Caucus Meeting

From: The Honorable Paul A. Gosar Sent By: Michael.Mansour@mail.house.gov Date: 7/6/2015 Congressional Inventions Caucus Meeting “How Investors Assess Startups” Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 AM in 2456 Rayburn Dear Colleague: Please join the Inventions Caucus for an educational meeting on how investors evaluate an invention’s commercial viability. Our speaker will be Randy Domolky, Managing Director, […]

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Become a Cosponsor of Bipartisan Legislation to HALT Campus Sexual Violence

From: The Honorable Jackie Speier Sent By: molly.fishman@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2680 Date: 7/6/2015 Bill Sponsors: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) & Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) Cosponsors (35): Adams, Boyle, Bustos, Cartwright, Castor, Chu, Costa, Delaney, DeSaulnier, Dingell, Eshoo, Frankel, Grijalva, Honda, Jackson Lee, Kaptur, Kuster, Lawrence, Barbara Lee, Lofgren, McNerney, Meehan, Moore, Napolitano, Norton, Rangel, Roybal-Allard, […]

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Upcoming Mindfulness Meditation Session

From: The Honorable Tim Ryan Sent By: crystal.price@mail.house.gov Date: 7/2/2015 Dear Colleague: Our next mindfulness meditation session will take place on Monday, July 6TH in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2103 from 1:30PM-2:00 PM Host: Mary VanDevanter As a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), Mary has facilitated a weekly meditation […]

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BRIEFING ON SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS

From: The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard Sent By: Debbie.Jessup@mail.house.gov Date: 7/2/2015 BRIEFING ON SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS Dear Colleague, Did you know that when kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential? During the summer, most students lose two months of grade level math skills; […]

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Cosponsor H.R. 2720. the Sunshine in Academic Admissions Act (v. 4)

From: The Honorable Steve King Sent By: alexa.denherder@mail.house.gov Date: 7/1/2015 Cosponsor H.R. 2720. the Sunshine in Academic Admissions Act On May 21st, 2015, the Supreme Court held a conference, during which it was to decide whether or not the Court will again consider the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. As of today, it […]

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Safe Schools Improvement Act Letter of Support to Senate HELP

From: The Honorable Linda T. Sanchez Sent By: meghan.mcconnell@mail.house.gov Date: 7/1/2015 Rep. Sánchez is leading a letter to Senate HELP in support of Senator Casey’s Safe Schools Improvement Amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act, which is expected to be on the floor next week. Senator Casey’s amendment is identical to H.R. 2902, the Safe […]

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