SUPPORT INNOVATION — Ask FAA for Clear Rules for Commercial Drones

From: The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici Sent By: eric.ffitch@mail.house.gov Date: 10/20/2014 SUPPORT INNOVATIVE COMPANIES  Sign Letter Asking FAA to Provide Clear Guidelines on Commercial Application of Unmanned Aerial Systems ***DEADLINE TODAY***   Dear Colleague:   The potential applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology are seemingly endless. Beyond military capabilities, UAS technology is used to improve […]

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MARKET RESEARCH: Better Documentation Needed to Inform Future Procurements at Selected Agencies

Market research guidance at the Departments of Defense (DOD), Homeland Security (DHS), and Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is consistent with federal regulations in terms of market research objectives and builds on the techniques for communicating with industry outlined in federal regulations. All four agencies require that market research be clearly documented […]

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ELECTIONS: Issues Related to State Voter Identification Laws

The studies GAO reviewed on voter ownership of certain forms of identification (ID) documents show that most registered voters in the states that were the focus of these studies possessed the selected forms of state-issued ID, and the direct costs of required ID vary by state. GAO identified 10 studies of driver’s license and state […]

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Bipartisan Coalition Endorses Franking Repeal

From: The Honorable Rob Woodall Sent By: alex.poirot@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 4872 Date: 10/2/2014 Cosponsor H.R. 4872, the “Ending Special Mail Privileges for Congress Act” Current Cosponsors: Reps. Woodall (R-GA), Duckworth (D-IL), Crawford (R-AR), Ribble (R-WI), and Joyce (R-OH) Dear Colleague, I wanted to be sure you saw a letter that was sent on Monday by […]

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Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to State on Mitchell Ireland Exchange

From: The Honorable Michael H. Michaud Sent By: ben.goodman@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2014 Signers: Mike Michaud, Sen. Chris Murphy, Chellie Pingree, Steve Cohen, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn McCarthy, Bill Owens, Jim Langevin, Jim McGovern, Dan Lipinski, Bill Pascrell, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sanford Bishop, Tim Bishop, Barbara Lee, Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Earl Blumenauer, Joe Courtney, Brian Higgins, Rush […]

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Save the Mitchell Ireland Program

From: The Honorable Michael H. Michaud Sent By: ben.goodman@mail.house.gov Date: 9/19/2014 Signers: Mike Michaud, Chellie Pingree, Steve Cohen, Alan Lowenthal, Carolyn McCarthy, Bill Owens, Jim Langevin, Jim McGovern, Dan Lipinski, Bill Pascrell, Sheila Jackson Lee, Sanford Bishop, Tim Bishop, Barbara Lee, Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Earl Blumenauer, Joe Courtney, Brian Higgins, Rush Holt, Hank Johnson […]

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URGE SPEAKER BOEHNER NOT TO ADJOURN FOR AUGUST UNTIL WE TACKLE MAJOR ISSUES

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: daniel.zawitoski@mail.house.gov Date: 7/31/2014 DEADLINE 11AM TODAY Current Cosigners: Garcia, Murphy (FL), McGovern, Van Hollen, Cardenas, Schiff, Duckworth, Kind, Polis Dear Colleague, Congress is preparing to recess without taking care of many of the nation’s most pressing needs. The people of the United States hired us to tackle the major […]

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CLOSING TODAY – Help Our Food Banks

From: The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge Sent By: kellie.adesina@mail.house.gov Date: 7/31/2014 Dear Colleague: We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to once again use his administrative authorities to distribute existing funding to purchase The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) commodities in FY2014. The number of families struggling to make […]

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Do Not Recess–There’s Too Much Work Left to Be Done

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: daniel.zawitoski@mail.house.gov Date: 7/31/2014 DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1PM TODAY Current Cosigners: Joe Garcia, Patrick Murphy, Jim McGovern, Van Hollen, Tony Cardenas, Lujan Grishom, Sinema, Sean Patrick Maloney, Adam Schiff, Duckworth, Ron Kind, Jared Polis, Juan Vargas, Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Janice Hahn, Mike Michaud, Suzan DelBene, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Katherine Clark, Dan […]

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