HONOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! COSPONSOR THE WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE ACT OF 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, upcoming on March 8th, it is more important than ever to celebrate the extraordinary impact of women throughout the world. Yet we must also realize the work we must do to ensure gender equality, particularly
when it comes to environmental justice. This is why I write to invite you to cosponsor my bill,
H.R. 4932, the Women and Climate Change Act of 2018, which would provide coordinated and comprehensive strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change on women and girls around the world.

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Baby Caucus Briefing on Early Language and Literacy

A child’s language skills are paramount to their early development.  Children who are exposed to language in an engaging and supportive way are more likely to develop into lively learners.  However, supporting children effectively in the early stages of
their development can be challenging for parents and caregivers, especially for children with unique learning needs.

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Co-Sponsor The Justice Served Act – HR 4854

I’m proud to introduce HR 4854, The Justice Served Act of 2018, which authorizes a portion of Debbie Smith Act funding to prosecute suspects identified through DNA evidence. Since 2004, Congress has appropriated $1.5 billion
to help reduce the backlog of DNA rape kits. This bill paves the way for state prosecutors to bring these criminals to justice.

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Last call! Protect Consumers from Predatory Payday Lenders!

We write today to invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act.  This legislation will crack down on the worst practices of the small-dollar lending industry, such as payday loan products, and
give states more power to enforce their own laws to protect consumers from these predatory lenders.

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Support USAID’s Action Plan on Children in Adversity and Early Childhood Development – Deadline Extended

Please join us in a letter supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) decision to update the United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity, which expired last year, and encouraging the agency to work with Congress
as drafting proceeds.  The letter stresses the importance of investing in early childhood development (ECD) and requests additional information about coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of ECD efforts within the agency.

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Introducing tomorrow–Protect Consumers from Predatory Payday Lenders

We write today to invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act.  This legislation will crack down on the worst practices of the small-dollar lending industry, such as payday loan products, and
give states more power to enforce their own laws to protect consumers from these predatory lenders.

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