Cosponsor the TEST for Lead Act!

Please join me in supporting the Transparent Environment in School Testing for Lead Act or TEST for Lead Act. The TEST for Lead Act addresses a major water testing gap and adds a much needed update to the Safe Drinking Water Act. While some school districts voluntarily test their drinking water for lead contamination, there is, surprisingly, no Federal requirement that schools test regularly or test at all.

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Invite to Space Weather Briefing

Please join experts next Wednesday March 31st for a staff briefing about space weather, which includes solar wind, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections. In addition, there are a large variety of phenomena driven by the variability of the sun over periods ranging from hours to years. These occurrences impact numerous facets of everyday life, from where airplanes can safely fly to how accurately a farmer plows his field. Come discuss our nation’s capacity to understand, predict and mitigate the impacts of space weather events.

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Lunch Briefing: Research & Development in the FY17 Budget

From: The Honorable Bill Foster Sent By: samantha.warren@mail.house.gov Date: 3/22/2016 Dear Colleague: On behalf of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, I would like to draw your attention to an upcoming briefing sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Research & Development (R&D) Budget and Policy Program. Research & Development in […]

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Confront Climate Change by Supporting Renewable Energy and Green Jobs

From: The Honorable Raul M. Grijalva Sent By: brian.seok@mail.house.gov Bill: H.Res. 540 Date: 3/22/2016 Support Renewable Energy and Green Jobs Co-Sponsor H.Res. 540   Wayne National Forest Solar Panel Construction. Photo by Alex Snyder.   Current Co-Sponsors: Clark, Clarke, Conyers, Deutch, Honda, Johnson (GA), Lee, Lewis, Lieu, Norton, Rangel, Schakowsky, Takano, Van Hollen, Lawrence, Napolitano, Farr, […]

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End the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program

In December 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which made the nation’s corporate average fuel economy standards more stringent by requiring significant increases by 2020 in the fuel economy of newly manufactured passenger vehicles being sold in the United States. In addition, EISA authorized the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program to provide up to $25 billion in loans (loan authority) for projects to produce more fuel-efficient passenger vehicles and their components. The fiscal year 2009 continuing resolution appropriated $7.5 billion to the Department of Energy (DOE) to support the program’s direct loans to manufacturers of passenger vehicles and their components by paying the credit subsidy costs of the loans.

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Become An Original Cosponsor the REST Act

According to U.S. Department of Transportation, driver fatigue remains a leading factor in the 4,000+ deaths that result from large truck collisions each year. In order to help reduce the ill effects of truck driver fatigue on our roadways, I encourage you to cosponsor and support the “Requiring Equal Sleep for Truckers (REST) Act of 2016.”

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LAST DAY: Prevent funding for Well Control Rule

We invite you to cosign a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting inclusion of specific language in the upcoming Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which would prohibit the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) from using appropriated funds for the “Well Control Rule”, or any substantially similar rule. 

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