Branchless Banking: Disrupting the Tyranny of Fees

The Financial Services Innovation Coalition (FSIC) invites you to join us for a
“Branchless Banking: Disrupting the Tyranny of Fees”. This discussion will be held
Monday July 24th, 2017 in the Rayburn House Building room 2168 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT. The purpose of this briefing is to educate policy makers and congressional staffers about the evolving consumer credit crisis
and how financial services innovators are working to provide better lending solutions to underserved consumers. 
Specifically, this briefing is focused on discussing how to provide easily accessible banking and lending solutions to everyone, but most importantly to individuals in disadvantaged or minority communities.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan COINS Act

Please join us in becoming a cosponsor of H.R. 2299, the “Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017,” the COINS Act, which would replace the dollar bill with the dollar coin and conduct a GAO study on the production of the penny.

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Cosponsor the Library Innovation Space Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Library Innovation Space Act which seeks to revitalize the mission our public libraries
as a community gathering place for learning, developing and promoting the tools and entrepreneurial spirit that will foster success in the 21st century.   This legislation has been endorsed by the Urban Libraries Council, Nation of Makers, Young Adult Library
Services Association and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. 

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Oppose H.R. 2883: Rubber-Stamps Cross-Border Energy Projects Without Environmental and Safety Review

Later this week, the House will consider H.R. 2883.  If enacted, this legislation would eliminate the current presidential permitting process for oil and natural gas pipelines and electric transmission lines that cross the U.S. border with Mexico or
Canada.  In its place, the bill creates a new, weaker process that effectively rubber-stamps permit applications and eliminates any meaningful environmental review of cross-border energy projects.

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Cosponsor H.R. 125: FHA In-Person Servicing Improvement Act of 2017 (v. 3)

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 125, the FHA In-Person Servicing Improvement Act of 2017.  The financial crisis of 2008 caused devastating impacts to the financial futures of Americans across the nation. For many, it was in the form of foreclosure
or default of a mortgage which led to the loss of their home. Over the last decade, 7.8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure.

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Become and Original Cosponsor of the Bipartisan COACH Act

I ask you to support and become an original cosponsor of a bipartisan bill that would prohibit members of Congress and other employees in the Legislative Branch from flying first-class on the taxpayer dime by becoming an original cosponsor
of the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill (COACH) Act.

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Support Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Benghazi Heroes (v. 4)

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.  To this end, we have introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2315, to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens,
former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, and U.S. State Department officer Sean Smith in recognition of their lifetime commitment to the safety and security of the American people. These
brave individuals sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation during the September 12, 2012 terrorist attacks against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 154: Honoring our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2017 (v. 2)

I would like to invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 154, “Honoring our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2017.” In every war fought by the United States, civilian ships have supported military operations by transporting supplies and personnel. The civilians
that have served on these vessels have worked in varying capacities either for private shipping companies under contract with the federal government or for the government itself. These civilians are collectively referred to as Merchant Mariners.

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