Ask for an Ethics Investigation on Trump’s Pledge to Save ZTE

As you may know, President Trump recently took steps to save ZTE, one of China’s biggest telecommunications companies, from the brink of collapse, although ZTE was found to have conspired to sell American technology to hostile regimes in Iran and North Korea. 
The Commerce Department banned American firms from selling parts or providing services to ZTE but the President Trump inexplicably pledged to ease these restrictions.  On May 22, 2018, The Washington Post reported that
President Trump’s advisers have outlined an agreement with leaders in Beijing on lifting the ban on ZTE.

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Join Bicameral Letter Opposing Consolidation of the Office of English Language Acquisition

It was recently reported that the U.S. Department of Education has proposed consolidating the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). OELA has a longstanding reputation of success in developing evidence-based policy that promotes a positive learning
environment for both English Learners (EL) and non-EL students. This proposal is very concerning, if the Department moves forward with it, it would be retreating on the federal role in educational equity for English learners.

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Support A Multilateral Strategy Against Iran

Recently you may have seen a misinformed ‘Dear Colleague’ that asserts that section 1225 in the NDAA is an authorization of military force. Make no mistake –
Section 1225 DOES NOT authorize the U.S. military to go to war with Iran.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3222, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect them,
especially for religious minorities. Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value. 

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CLOSING NOW – ROUND 2: Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

Betsy DeVos has struck Puerto Rico again. Despite
massive public outcry in opposition, the Department of Education is ignoring Congressional and stakeholder input, and is moving forward with an incredibly unfair process for colleges and universities to apply for and access disaster aid funding. On April
5, I, along with 46 of my colleagues in both chambers, sent the Secretary a
letter expressing our concerns and providing suggestions for how the Department could modify its process so that it is more responsive to Puerto Rico’s uniquely desperate situation.

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