TODAY 3:30-4:30 in Rayburn 2253

Please join me for a briefing TODAY from 3:30-4:30 in Rayburn 2253 to discuss a petition at the United States Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding hardwood plywood imports being dumped into U.S.
markets.

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BRIEFING TODAY: Humanitarian Protection: Views from the Field – Thursday, May 18 @ 4:00 p.m. – 2255 Rayburn House Office Building

  Sending Office: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Sent By: Kimberly.Stanton@mail.house.gov Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing Humanitarian Protection: Views from the Field May 18, 2016 4:00 – 5:00 PM 2255 Rayburn House Office Building       Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for an off-the-record briefing on the operational challenges of protecting civilians […]

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BRIEFING ON PREVENTING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

                By now you should have received an invitation to an important briefing being sponsored by the International Labor Rights Forum, the AFL-CIO and the Solidarity Center on efforts to protect women around the world from violence in the workplace. 
I hope that you and your staff will be able to attend this event, held in coordination with my office and Representatives Mark Pocan, Marcy Kaptur, and Jackie Speier.

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Deadline at Noon – Join Letter to Preserve Jobs and Support Fair Suspension Agreements

As you may be aware, the Department of Commerce held a meeting on May 1 to discuss the prospect of resuming collection of anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on sugar imports. We are concerned that a decision to further increase tariffs on
imported sugar will lead to an increase in the price of food for American consumers, and could threaten over 600,000 direct jobs in communities across the country, in addition to countless more jobs that would be indirectly associated by such adverse actions.

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CLOSING TODAY COB: Urge Trump to Use Diplomacy with N. Korea, Not War

Please join us in sending this letter to the President regarding his inconsistent and dangerous policy towards nuclear-armed North Korea.  Trump ratcheted up tensions in the volatile
region by suggesting that the U.S. may take unilateral military action against North Korea, leading to threats of nuclear retaliation by North Korea and creating alarm with our regional allies.  Later the Trump Administration provided a briefing Members of
Congress that made no mention of military action.

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Cosponsor H. Res 309 to Recognize the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day in Honor of Veterans and Service Members

Later this month, our country will celebrate Memorial Day in honor of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  In the spirit of honoring our veterans and service members, please    cosponsor legislation to recognize each Friday before
Memorial Day as National Poppy Day, a day that encourages all Americans to wear a red poppy as a symbol to honor those heroes, current and past, who served our nation in uniform and to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. National Poppy Day
is supported by the American Legion.

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Become an Original Co-sponsor: Support the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

At least 9 million Americans identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and in recent years, the United States has made great strides towards providing equal treatment for all, including members of the LGBT community.  However, for many people
who identify as LGBT, community environments such as schools, health care facilities, and the workplace are still unsafe and unwelcoming spaces. Worldwide, some 2.8 billion people live in countries that criminalize same-sex acts.

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Reunite aging Filipino WWII veterans with their families

Sending Office: Honorable Colleen Hanabusa Sent By: Elizabeth.Songvilay@mail.house.gov   Request for Cosponsor(s) Colleagues, This week, Rep. Hanabusa will be reintroducing the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act, which would make it easier for aging Filipino World War II veterans to be reunited with their children, without the headache of having to renew a visa. In 1941, […]

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Congressional Israel Victory Caucus Briefing on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sending Office: Honorable Bill Johnson Sent By: Laura.Wilson@mail.house.gov The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus invites you to a briefing: “What’s the Problem with the Palestinians? How to Fix It?”   Featured Speakers: Bassem Eid and Daniel Pipes Wednesday May 17th 9:00-10:00am Longworth 1540-A   Suicide bombings, obsession with eliminating Israel, despotism, inadequate institutions, weak civil society: […]

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