BRIEFING TOMORROW ON SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS

From: The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard Sent By: Debbie.Jessup@mail.house.gov Date: 7/8/2015 Dear Colleague, Did you know that when kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential? During the summer, most students lose two months of grade level math skills; low-income students also lose more than two months […]

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Protect the Freedom of Choice for Parents and Students and Support Teachers

From: The Honorable Tom Reed Sent By: Anna.Alburger@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2382 Date: 7/8/2015 Cosponsor HR 2382, The EMPOWER Act Dear Colleague, We invite you to join us in cosponsoring HR 2382, the Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act. This legislation would authorize parents to opt their children out state-mandated testing without any […]

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Vote YES on GRAYSON School Start Times Amendment

From: The Honorable Alan Grayson Sent By: shilpa.finnerty@mail.house.gov Date: 7/8/2015 VOTE YES ON THE GRAYSON AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5 Supported by: National Education Association (NEA), American Academy of Pediatrics, and National Sleep Federation Dear Colleague: I urge your support for the Grayson Amendment to H.R. 5. It reads as follows: “The Secretary shall conduct an […]

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Ensure our Federal Code Reflects Marriage Equality

From: The Honorable Lois Capps Sent By: adriana.hidalgo@mail.house.gov Date: 7/7/2015 Be an Original Cosponsor DEADLINE: 12pm Wednesday, July 8th Cosponsors: Reps. Beyer, DelBene, Edwards, Farr, Hinojosa , Jackson Lee , Barbara Lee, Lowenthal, McCollum, Murphy, Patrick , Norton, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Levin, Pocan, Mike Thompson, Tsongas Dear Colleague, In light of the Supreme Court’s […]

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Urge the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to compensate survivors of the Pentagon’s chemical weapons experiments

From: The Honorable Michael M. Honda Sent By: Dave.Majumdar@mail.house.gov Date: 7/7/2015 Urge the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to compensate survivors of the Pentagon’s chemical weapons experiments Deadline COB Thursday, July 16, 2015 Dear Colleague: I ask you to join me in urging VA Secretary Robert McDonald to ensure that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs lives […]

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Resolution Recognizes the Service of Military Caregivers

From: The Honorable Doug Collins Sent By: vernon.robinson@mail.house.gov Bill: H.Con.Res. 49 Date: 7/6/2015 Resolution Recognizes the Daisy as the Flower for Military Caregivers Resolution is supported by MOAA – Military Officers Association of America NCOA – Non-Commissioned Officers Association AMVETS – American Veterans IAVA – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association Cosponsors, 77: Bishop, Issa, Candice […]

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Become a Cosponsor of Bipartisan Legislation to HALT Campus Sexual Violence

From: The Honorable Jackie Speier Sent By: molly.fishman@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2680 Date: 7/6/2015 Bill Sponsors: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) & Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) Cosponsors (35): Adams, Boyle, Bustos, Cartwright, Castor, Chu, Costa, Delaney, DeSaulnier, Dingell, Eshoo, Frankel, Grijalva, Honda, Jackson Lee, Kaptur, Kuster, Lawrence, Barbara Lee, Lofgren, McNerney, Meehan, Moore, Napolitano, Norton, Rangel, Roybal-Allard, […]

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Join Letter Urging President Obama to Expand Social Security

From: The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. Sent By: Erik.Sperling@mail.house.gov Date: 7/6/2015 Urge President Obama to Expand Social Security Join Congressional letter timed for decennial White House Conference on Aging Deadline Thursday 7/9/15 COB Letter endorsed by the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, a broad-based alliance of over 350 national and statewide organizations, including women’s, labor, aging, […]

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BRIEFING ON SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS

From: The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard Sent By: Debbie.Jessup@mail.house.gov Date: 7/2/2015 BRIEFING ON SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND SUCCESS Dear Colleague, Did you know that when kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential? During the summer, most students lose two months of grade level math skills; […]

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Safe Schools Improvement Act Letter of Support to Senate HELP

From: The Honorable Linda T. Sanchez Sent By: meghan.mcconnell@mail.house.gov Date: 7/1/2015 Rep. Sánchez is leading a letter to Senate HELP in support of Senator Casey’s Safe Schools Improvement Amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act, which is expected to be on the floor next week. Senator Casey’s amendment is identical to H.R. 2902, the Safe […]

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