Co-Sponsor the Diverse Small Businesses Empowerment Act

While women, veterans, and minorities represent the largest share of new small business start-ups in the country, they still face tremendous institutional barriers. To help address this problem, I am introducing legislation to cut the upfront fees for certain
small business loans, making it easier for small business start-ups to access the loans without paying high guarantee fees.

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STAND UP FOR ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN HUNGARY

Please join me in calling on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to immediately recertify the Central European University (CEU) to allow it to continue operating its campus in Budapest.  CEU is a New York based institution, where it operates programs out
of Bard College and has bipartisan support.  Its campus in Budapest, Hungary serves over 1,500 graduate and doctoral students who matriculate from across Central Europe to obtain a world class American education. Presently, the Orban government is refusing
to recertify CEU in a transparently political attempt to suppress opposing viewpoints and academic freedom, which will result in the university being driven from

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

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.    

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BRIEFING 10/30- Legal Orientation Programming in Immigration Detention

We wanted to draw your attention to a briefing invitation you recently received from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the American Immigration Council, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services, on
Legal Orientation Programming (LOP) in Immigration Detention on October 30th from 11 AM until 12 pm in 122 Cannon.

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LAST CALL: Restore Fairness for Chinese International Students

Recently, the State Department implemented a policy that decreases the validity period of entry visas for Chinese graduate students studying in the fields of aviation, high-tech manufacturing, and robotics at U.S. colleges and universities from 60 months
to 12 months. This change is one among numerous other visa and immigration policy changes applied over the past year and a half that are making it increasingly difficult for U.S. higher education institutions to attract the best and brightest students and
scholars from around the world.

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DEADLINE TODAY: Restore Fairness for Chinese International Students

Recently, the State Department implemented a policy that decreases the validity period of entry visas for Chinese graduate students studying in the fields of aviation, high-tech manufacturing, and robotics at U.S. colleges and universities from 60 months
to 12 months. This change is one among numerous other visa and immigration policy changes applied over the past year and a half that are making it increasingly difficult for U.S. higher education institutions to attract the best and brightest students and
scholars from around the world.

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Co-sponsor the bipartisan LIVER Act – Support robust research and funding for liver cancer and liver illness initiatives

In 2018, approximately 42,220 people in the United States will be diagnosed with primary liver cancer, and approximately 30,200 will die from the disease because it is rarely detected sufficiently early for successful treatment.[1]
The five-year survival rate of 18 percent makes liver cancer one of the deadliest forms of cancer,[2] and though the overall cancer death rate has decreased recently, the liver cancer death rate is on the rise.[3]
Furthermore, early detection is key towards a higher survival rate. When diagnosed in the early stages, liver cancer has a five-year survival rate of 31 percent,[4] but shrinks drastically to only 3 percent when
liver cancer is diagnosed in the later stages.[5]

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Restore Fairness for Chinese International Students

Recently, the State Department implemented a policy that decreases the validity period of entry visas for Chinese graduate students studying in the fields of aviation, high-tech manufacturing, and robotics at U.S. colleges and universities from 60 months
to 12 months. This change is one among numerous other visa and immigration policy changes applied over the past year and a half that are making it increasingly difficult for U.S. higher education institutions to attract the best and brightest students and
scholars from around the world.

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Co-sponsor the bipartisan LIVER Act – Support robust research and funding for liver cancer and liver illness initiatives

In 2018, approximately 42,220 people in the United States will be diagnosed with primary liver cancer, and approximately 30,200 will die from the disease because it is rarely detected sufficiently early for successful treatment.[1]
The five-year survival rate of 18 percent makes liver cancer one of the deadliest forms of cancer,[2] and though the overall cancer death rate has decreased recently, the liver cancer death rate is on the rise.[3]
Furthermore, early detection is key towards a higher survival rate. When diagnosed in the early stages, liver cancer has a five-year survival rate of 31 percent,[4] but shrinks drastically to only 3 percent when
liver cancer is diagnosed in the later stages.[5]

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