Reduce Teacher Shortages – FINAL CALL FOR ORIGINAL COSPONSORS

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: craig.dulniak@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Reduce Teacher Shortages Support the Maximizing Opportunities and Retaining Experienced (MORE) Teachers Act Current co-sponsors: Ellison, Kirkpatrick Supported by the National Education Association Dear Colleague: Teachers are struggling to remain in the middle class. While average student loan debt has increased over the last decade and […]

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Protect the Ability of College and University Students to Work

From: The Honorable Michael R. Turner Sent By: vince.erfe@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Protect the Ability of College and University Students to Work Co-Sponsor the Student Job Protection Act Dear Colleague: I ask you to co-sponsor the Student Job Protection Act which will ensure that full-time students working at their higher education institutions are able to pursue and maintain job […]

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Support the Bipartisan Student Veterans Priority Enrollment Act

From: The Honorable Allyson Y. Schwartz Sent By: douglas.webb@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3456 Date: 7/30/2014 Cosponsor the Student Veterans Priority Enrollment Act Endorsed by: Student Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Current cosponsors: Lamborn, Brady, Fattah, Cartwright, Doyle, Frankel, Kirkpatrick, Matsui, Castor, […]

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Support Students with Intellectual Disabilities by Participating in the 2014 Fall Internship Program

From: The Committee on House Administration Sent By: Alyssa.Hinman@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Dear Colleague: I am writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity to participate in a program for students with varying intellectual disabilities (ID) – the Congressional Internship Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. The program, which started in 2010, gives students with ID […]

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TSP/Financial Clinic for Hill Staff- Utilize your Recess!

From: The Honorable Ruben Hinojosa Sent By: holly.bullard@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Dear Congressional Staffer: Do you know what is happening with your TSP funds? Do you know the difference between the G-Fund and S-Fund? August Recess is the perfect time to focus on your finances! The Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus  in conjunction with the Certified Financial Planner […]

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Help Reduce Student Loan Debt Burdens Before Recess

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: daniel.zawitoski@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Dear Colleague, I invite you to become a cosponsor of the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act, which would decrease graduates’ student loan burden and incentive more employers to help their employees repay their student loans. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average student loan debt burden […]

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Support College Affordability- Cosponsor H.R. 4902, The Middle Class CHANCE Act

From: The Honorable Loretta Sanchez Sent By: jacquelyn.gonzalez@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 4902 Date: 7/30/2014 Cosponsor H.R. 4902, The Middle Class CHANCE Act: Endorsed by: National Education Association, The Education Trust, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), American Federation of Teachers, National Council of La Raza, NAACP, Young Invincibles, National […]

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LAST CALL: Ensure that All Students Count

From: The Honorable Michael M. Honda Sent By: helen.beaudreau@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Become an Original Cosponsor of the All Students Count Act  Deadline: COB Today, July 30th Endorsed by over 160 national, state, and local organizations, including Southeast Asia Resource Action Center; National Women’s Law Center; The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Gay, Lesbian & […]

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TODAY- Briefing: Forced Marriages Amongst Syrian Refugees

From: The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney Sent By: nina.anand@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Monday, July 28, 2014 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM 421 Cannon HOB *Refreshments will be provided* Panelists: Marcy Hersh, Senior Advocate, Refugees International Jana Mason, Senior Advisor for Government Relations and External Affairs, UNHCR Sarah Craven, Chief-Washington Liaison Office, UNFPA Wendy Blanpied, Senior Child Protection […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Session TODAY

From: The Honorable Tim Ryan Sent By: crystal.price@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Dear Colleague, Today’s mindfulness meditation session will take place in 2103 Rayburn from 1:30pm-2:00pm: Host: Ryan Soave, MA, CTT is a Certified Yoga and Yoga Nidra instructor. Yoga Nidra is a sleep based meditation which supports the body in releasing excess tension – the cause of […]

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