Celebrate the Success of the Marshall Plan

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the enactment of the Marshall Plan. This program, created in the aftermath of World War II, is a symbol of international cooperation and democracy. By strengthening our relationships with the Atlantic Community,
the Marshall Plan serves as a reminder of the United States’ commitment to diplomacy through institutions such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month

Please join me in celebrating June as Caribbean American Heritage Month by becoming an original cosponsor today. In June 2005, the House unanimously adopted my legislation, H.Con.Res. 71, recognizing the significance of the Caribbean people
and the rich history, progress, and heritage their culture has contributed to the United States. This year is the 11th anniversary of H.Con.Res. 71, which was signed into law in 2006.

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Urge Trump to Pursue Bipartisan Principles in Nuclear Posture Review (v. 8)

U.S. presidents and Congress have long worked together in a bipartisan fashion to prevent the use and spread of nuclear weapons and materials. In fact, Republican presidents have cut the arsenal far more aggressively than have their Democratic counterparts.
Please join us in urging the Trump administration to build on this tradition, as it writes its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), and to pursue the following core, bipartisan principles:

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Urge Trump to Pursue Bipartisan Principles in Nuclear Posture Review (v. 8)

U.S. presidents and Congress have long worked together in a bipartisan fashion to prevent the use and spread of nuclear weapons and materials. In fact, Republican presidents have cut the arsenal far more aggressively than have their Democratic counterparts.
Please join us in urging the Trump administration to build on this tradition, as it writes its new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), and to pursue the following core, bipartisan principles:

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June 8th Briefing on Caribbean Policy in the Trump Era

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month. To celebrate this occasion, I would like to invite you to a briefing on issues facing the Trump Administration in the Caribbean region. This briefing will cover security integration efforts, improving rule of law,
economic development, environmental threats, and implementation of the U.S.–Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act.

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Cosponsor H.R. 478, The IRGC Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been funding, planning and executing terrorist attacks against the United States for decades. It is time that the U.S. government officially recognizes the IRGC’s terrorist activity. We urge you to cosponsor
H.R. 478, the IRGC Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017. 

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STAFF-LEVEL BRIEFING ON TECHNOLOGY TO COUNTER EXTREMISM ONLINE

We invite your staff to attend a briefing by the world’s leading authority on digital forensics, Dr. Hany Farid, chair of the computer science department at Dartmouth College and senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). The briefing will focus
on the development of a new technology that can greatly reduce the ability of extremists and terrorists to spread dangerous and violent content online. The briefing will take place on
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM in 2200 Rayburn. Refreshments will be served.

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Support Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Benghazi Heroes

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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