Join Us – Breakfast Briefing with the Congressional HSI Caucus

Please join the Congressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus at our breakfast briefing on Thursday, January 18th to learn about the impact of the House Higher Education Act on HSIs, an update on the National Science Foundation’s HSI
program, and the latest news about the FY2018 & FY2019 budget. Please see the invitation below.

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2018 Congressional Space Studies Series

Happy New Year and welcome to the first legislative week of 2018! Space Advocates is excited to kick-off the New Year by sharing with you the following invitation to participate in a professional development opportunity for congressional staffers. As part
of our ongoing effort to promote space education, we encourage you to attend the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration’s nine-part series designed to establish or build upon an existing foundation of space, science, and space technology. The course description,
curriculum, and registration can be found below. This series will begin on Friday, January 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325.  We hope you will join Space Advocates and the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration to
learn about space issues from a diverse group of experts and guest speakers, and to network with other staffers who share a passion for space exploration!

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Oppose USCIS Effort to Change Casework Rules Without Congressional Consultation

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently sent out a notice to all Congressional offices announcing changes in the privacy release requirements for Congressional casework inquiries.  These procedural changes would impede caseworker capacity
to assist constituents with immigration issues. According to the announcement, an inquiry will only be reviewed by USCIS after February 15 if it:

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Oppose USCIS Effort to Change Casework Rules Without Congressional Consultation

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently sent out a notice to all Congressional offices announcing changes in the privacy release requirements for Congressional casework inquiries.  These procedural changes would impede caseworker capacity
to assist constituents with immigration issues. According to the announcement, an inquiry will only be reviewed by USCIS after February 15 if it:

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