Honor WWII’s Merrill ‘s Marauders

The 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as “Merrill’s Marauders,” was a brave, all-volunteer unit that fought valiantly in the jungles of Burma during WWII and overcame great odds to successfully complete their mission. Please join us in honoring these brave men by becoming an original cosponsor of the ‘‘Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act.’’

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Create Millions of Jobs — Cosponsor HR 3541, Full Employment Federal Reserve Act (v. 2)

I write to bring your attention to new figures that show that when the Federal Reserve holds off on raising interest rates, millions of jobs are created for the American people. From 1996 to 2000, then-chair of the Federal Reserve ignored warnings about inflation by economists and used his influence to keep rates relatively low. By doing this, unemployment continued to fall, leading (by a conservative estimate) to jobs for 4.2 million more people than if interest rates were raised.

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Protect Seniors, Veterans and Children from Fraud

Please join us in the effort to prevent identity theft by becoming a cosponsor of H.R. 3779. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States and is cited by the Federal Trade Commission as “one of the most reported consumer fraud complaints.” In the current fiscal environment, identity theft and associated crimes, such as credit card and document fraud, threaten the financial security of millions of Americans, as well the economic stability of the United States as a whole.

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The Funding Path from Congress to CDFIs to Borrowers

As the FY17 Appropriations process begins, please join the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) for a briefing about Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and learn how the Treasury Department’s CDFI program helps generate economic development in underserved urban, rural, and Native communities nationwide.

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Create Millions of Jobs — Cosponsor HR 3541, Full Employment Federal Reserve Act

I write to bring your attention to new figures that show that when the Federal Reserve holds off on raising interest rates, millions of jobs are created for the American people. From 1996 to 2000, then-chair of the Federal Reserve ignored warnings about inflation by economists and used his influence to keep rates relatively low. By doing this, unemployment continued to fall, leading (by a conservative estimate) to jobs for 4.2 million more people than if interest rates were raised.

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