Cosponsor the ‘Protecting Against Tyranny and Responsible Imports Act (PATRIA)’

Last September, I introduced the ‘Protecting Against Tyranny and Responsible Imports Act (PATRIA)
of 2017 (H.R.3673).’ The PATRIA Act would impose a ban on the importation of petroleum and refined petroleum products from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  In light of the recent actions taken by  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
to solidify his authoritarian regime, this legislation will deny the Maduro government an estimated $10 billion in revenue, from the sale of oil to the United States, until he reinstates the democratically-elected National Assembly of 2015.

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Sign Bicameral Letter Supporting the Goals of the Global Climate Action Summit — Deadline Monday Sept 10 at NOON

Next week, leaders from all over the world will gather in California for the Global Climate Action Summit. This Summit will bring leaders
together to showcase climate solutions and galvanize support to for further climate action. Your bosses are invited to join a bicameral letter led by the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and the Senate Climate Change Task Force expressing
support for the goals of the summit and for the innovative climate leadership of states, localities, businesses, investors, and non-profit groups across the United States.

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Sign Bicameral Letter Supporting the Goals of the Global Climate Action Summit — Deadline Monday Sept 10 at NOON

Next week, leaders from all over the world will gather in California for the Global Climate Action Summit. This Summit will bring leaders together to showcase
climate solutions and galvanize support to for further climate action. Your bosses are invited to join a bicameral letter led by the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and the Senate Climate Change Task Force expressing support for the
goals of the summit and for the innovative climate leadership of states, localities, businesses, investors, and non-profit groups across the United States.

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Strengthen U.S. Geopolitical Ties, Encourage Job Creation & Promote U.S. Economic Growth: Vote for HR 4606, Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

Tomorrow, the House will vote on H.R. 4606, the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act. This bipartisan bill will help the U.S. realize its full economic potential regarding small-scale natural gas exports and associated technology. There is interest
for U.S. natural gas in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, although not in the quantities that the current large-scale domestic exporting facilities were built to address via conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers. This legislation
will help the U.S. act on these interests through greater regulatory certainty and a reduction in administrative regulatory burdens.

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House Budget Committee CBO Open House on September 5th

We invite you to join the House Budget Committee for an open house with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). This event will provide an opportunity for congressional staff to engage directly with CBO’s leadership and senior analysts. The Committee encourages
all congressional staff to attend and ask questions about CBO’s processes, including for providing cost estimates. The open house will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 AM in room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building. 

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