Recognize Rare Disease Day 2016

In the United States, rare disorders are defined as conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 Americans. These conditions range from neurological diseases to devastating disorders that affect development. They affect anyone from the youngest Americans to the oldest. One thing that all of the patients and families affected by these conditions have in common is the need for education, research and treatment.

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NEH Presents “An Afternoon With Ken Burns” Tuesday, March 1st

Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns will give Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and the public a preview of his 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Burns will also take questions from the audience. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will host the annual lecture on Monday, May 9 at 7:30pm at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture is the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. Ticket requests for the May 9th event can be directed to The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Support Early Childhood Literacy Initiatives in FY2017

We invite you to join us in circulating the attached letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to request at least level funding for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant program, which was authorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Join the Military Youth Programs Caucus — Breakfast Event on March 3rd (v. 2)

We encourage you to join the Military Youth Programs Congressional Caucus in support of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Young Marines. The young men and women of these premier youth organizations are the future leaders of our country, and the Military Youth Programs Congressional Caucus will educate its members on these organizations, advocate for their continued support and funding and ensure they thrive well into the future.

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Lead Poisoning and Its Impacts on Childhood Development Briefing on February 25

By now, you are familiar with the crisis affecting residents living in and around Flint, Michigan. We invite you to join us for a briefing onThursday, February 25th at 2:15pm in House Visitor’s Center Room 215 during which time a panel of experts will discuss the effects of lead poisoning in young children and how the Federal Government might best be able to mitigate the consequences of such exposure for all children, including those in Flint.

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Thursday: Anne Frank Award & Ceremony

Bill Huizenga
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Date: 2/22/2016

By now you should have received an invitation from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the:

Anne Frank Award & Ceremony

When: February 25th, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Members Room, Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

Nicholas D. Kristof

Anne Frank Award for Human Dignity and Tolerance

Cindy Hensley McCain

Anne Frank Recognition Award


Ambassador Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Embassy

Rep. Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair Dutch Caucus

Rep. Derek Kilmer, Co-Chair Dutch Caucus

Special Guests:

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Lantos Foundation

Rena Zurofsky, Anne Frank Center USA

Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Musical Performance:

Igancio Alcover

Please RSVP to WAS-RSVP@minbuza.nil

The Anne Frank Award is given to an American person or organization who has demonstrated a body of work which confronts intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism or discrimination, while upholding freedom and equal rights in order to promote the effective functioning of an open, pluralistic and democratic society.

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