Dear Colleague – PORTS Caucus: Staff Briefing on NOAA, Ports and Maritime Commerce

From: The Honorable Janice Hahn Sent By: Elizabeth.Odendahl@mail.house.gov Date: 10/7/2014 Dear Colleague: Please join the Congressional PORTS Caucus and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a special staff briefing on NOAA’s efforts and the suite of products and services it provides in support of maritime commerce.  We are excited to welcome both NOS […]

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Briefing Tomorrow at 10am in 2103 Rayburn on Solar Energy in Schools

From: The Honorable Steve Israel Sent By: tricia.russell@mail.house.gov Date: 10/7/2014 Dear Colleague, By now you should have received the invitation below from The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association for a briefing tomorrow at 10am in 2103 Rayburn. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about how solar energy is being […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to Host the 2014 Vehicle Technology Showcase in Michigan Thursday

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting the 2014 Vehicle Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor, Mich., to highlight the advanced technology that auto manufacturers are developing to increase fuel economy and reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA will also present the 2014 Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Launches ENERGY STAR Community Service Tour

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is kicking off its first national ENERGY STAR Change the World through Community Service Tour, bringing together public and private organizations in communities across the country to make a positive difference in people’s lives through energy efficiency-related community service projects. “Through this tour, our ENERGY STAR program and […]

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Students Compete to Design Green Stormwater Management Systems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is engaging teams of college students to develop green infrastructure system designs to manage stormwater runoff in its third annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. Registration ends Oct. 3. Stormwater is one of the nation’s most significant challenges to water quality. It pollutes our nation’s streams, rivers and lakes, posing […]

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Use Title II ESEA Funds to Prepare Future STEM Teachers

Dear Colleague:
I ask that you sign on to the below letter to Secretary Arne Duncan regarding the use of Title II ESEA funds for recruiting and developing pre-service, physical science teachers. The Department of Education will be developing further guidance for use of Teacher Quality State Grants in Title II. Currently, recipients of these grants may not use them towards pre-service teacher or principal training.

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Aluminum Caucus Briefing TODAY

From: The Honorable Suzan K. DelBene Sent By: Ben.Barasky@mail.house.gov Date: 10/1/2014 Dear Colleague: The bipartisan Congressional Aluminum Caucus invites you to a policy discussion and briefing on the issues and opportunities of the North American aluminum industry. The briefing will include an overview of the state of the industry, insight into the importance of energy, […]

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Briefing Tomorrow Morning: Energy and U.S. Free Trade Agreements

From: The Honorable Paul Tonko Sent By: brendan.larkin@mail.house.gov Date: 10/1/2014 Energy and U.S. Free Trade Agreements: A look into energy and climate in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) 9:00am, Thursday, October 2nd H-122, The Capitol Light breakfast will be provided Please RSVP: andrew.linhardt@sierraclub.org Dear Colleague, By now you likely have received an invitation […]

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S. 609, San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act

As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on September 18, 2014 S. 609 would authorize the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to sell certain federal lands located in San Juan County, New Mexico. Based on information provided by the agency, CBO estimates that implementing the act would have no significant effect on […]

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