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Cosponsor H.Res.1081, the Bipartisan Rail Safety Week Resolution

September 26, 2018

Please join us as a cosponsor of H.Res.1081, a bipartisan resolution to designate the week of September 23-29, 2018 as Rail Safety Week.

According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 821 rail-related fatalities and 8,697 rail-related injuries in the United States in 2017. Many of these accidents could have been easily prevented with the proper intervention to educate
pedestrians and motorists on the dangers of rail trespassing and the need for care when navigating highway-grade rail crossings. The use of headphones, distraction by cell phones, and use of alcohol or drugs are thought to play a role in many rail trespassing
fatalities, which is the leading cause of all rail-related fatalities.

Cosponsor the See the Board Act to Increase Access to Vision Care in Schools

September 26, 2018

Please join me in cosponsoring the See the Board Act, a bill to support increased access to vision services for students.

Help Improve Public Service Loan Forgiveness for DOE National Labs Staff

September 26, 2018

I am writing to urge you to cosponsor H.R. 2992, the Fairness in Forgiveness Act
to make staff who work at all of our 16 privately operated Department of Energy National Laboratories (“DOE national labs”) eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP).

Become a Co-Sponsor of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resolution

September 26, 2018

I am writing to invite you to cosponsor a resolution which recognizes the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and highlights the devastating effects domestic violence has on individuals, families, and communities in the United States.  

Over 160 Cosponsors – Support the Bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

September 26, 2018

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.

TODAY: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

September 26, 2018

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers.
TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn: How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

TODAY: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

September 26, 2018

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers.
TODAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn: How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

Cosponsor H.R. 6145, the Fairness and Accuracy in Criminal Background Checks Act of 2018

September 26, 2018

More than 70 million adults in the United States have criminal records.[1]  Too many Americans continue to face an unnecessary barrier to employment as a result of faulty criminal records released by the FBI
for use in employment and licensing decisions. 

Cosponsor Rail Safety Week Resolution

September 25, 2018

Please join us as a cosponsor of a resolution to designate the week of September 23-29, 2018 as Rail Safety Week.

According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 821 rail-related fatalities and 8,697 rail-related injuries in the United States in 2017. Many of these accidents could have been easily preventable with the proper intervention to educate
pedestrians and motorists on the dangers of rail trespassing and the need for care when navigating highway-grade rail crossings. The use of headphones, distraction by cell phones, and use of alcohol or drugs are thought to play a role in many rail trespassing
fatalities, which is the leading cause of all rail-related fatalities.