Briefing on Civil Legal Aid 101

From: The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy III Sent By: eric.fins@mail.house.gov Date: 2/26/2016 Dear Colleague, Please join the bipartisan Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus and the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Access to Justice for a “Civil Legal Aid 101” briefing from 11:00am-12:00pm in 402 Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday, March 2nd. The […]

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Bipartisan National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Appropriations Letter

Right now, millions of records are missing from the various databases that make up the National Instant Background Check Systems. Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal history and prohibitor records, which has allowed individuals to slip through the cracks. This continues to be a serious problem, as states are still not submitting adequate numbers of records to make the system work as intended. A recent study found that in six states combined, fewer than 140 mental health records had been submitted.

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Support Bipartisan National Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring the increased awareness and knowledge of women’s involvement in history by cosponsoring the bipartisan National Women’s History Month resolution. This year’s theme honors women’s role in public service and the government—individuals who are often overlooked and undervalued yet have dramatically influenced our public policy and built a stronger and more democratic country.

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Ensure the VA Tracks and Discloses Spending on Outside PR Firms in FY 2017

Please join us in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies asking the subcommittee to include report language which requires the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to track and disclose spending by the agency on outside PR firms and PR contract work in FY 2017.

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SUPPORT CONTINUED ACCESS TO NUTRITIONAL FOODS FOR MOTHERS, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN

Please join us in sending the letter below in support of Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) . It is critical that we ensure that this program is adequately funded so that 8 million at-risk women, infants, and children can continue to benefit from this program and that no eligible family is cut off.

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