President Xi Jinping Takes Charge: China’s Political Landscape After the 19th Party Congress.

As Co-Chairs of the US-China Working Group, we wanted to flag this invite (details below) by UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center and the US Asia Institute on “Xi Takes Charge: China’s Political Landscape after the 19th Party Congress”. The briefing
will take place this Monday, October 23, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-201. To RSVP please email the US Asia Institute at   usai@usasiainstitute.org  If you have any questions or would like to join the US-China Working
Group, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s staff at Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov or Ashley Antoskiewicz of Congressman LaHood’s staff at Ashley.Antoskiewicz@mail.house.gov.

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Stop Trump From Making Any Policy Changes to Benefit Putin

We urge you to cosponsor H. Con. Res. 47, to express the sense of Congress that until the FBI’s investigation into the Trump-Russia connection is complete, the Administration should not take any action or make any policy changes that could be seen as benefiting
Vladimir Putin or his inner circle.

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Support Investment in an Earthquake Early Warning System!

We can’t predict when earthquakes will occur, but for the tens of millions of people on the West Coast living near major faults, the fact that they will occur is a certainty. There is now a proven technology that is already fully operational in countries
like Mexico and Japan that can provide a warning before the damaging shaking arrives – long enough to save lives and prevent billions in damages.

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Cosponsor HR 4057, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act

We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to close the terror gap in gun background checks, entitled the
“Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2017.”  Right now federal law prohibits nine categories of dangerous persons from purchasing or possessing firearms.  Remarkably, persons on the terror watch lists are not among
these prohibited purchasers.

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Briefing TODAY: Strengthening Election Cybersecurity

By now, you should have received an invitation to a bipartisan briefing hosted by the Brennan Center for Justice on
Strengthening Election Cybersecurity. I hope you and your staff will join me on Thursday, October 19th at 2pm in SVC 212-10 for this important discussion.

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Support Strong Labor Standards for Farmworkers

We urge you to join us in sending a letter urging the Administration to maintain strong labor standards in the H-2A program, a nonimmigrant worker visa program that allows employers to bring in foreign labor to fill temporary agriculture positions.

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Support Pregnant Women in Immigration Detention

We, the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration, invite you to join us in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) raising concerns with alarming reports of miscarriages in immigration detention, reportedly due to mistreatment
and medical neglect.

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