Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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DHS/HHS Letter on 1,475 Unaccounted for Children

As you may have read, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement recently conducted a survey of the 7,635 unaccompanied children placed with sponsors, the majority of whom were close or extended family. Of those children,
the whereabouts of 1,475 could not be ascertained. The most likely reason for this appears to be that sponsors were simply unwilling to participate in the surveys. However, in 2014 eight unaccompanied children were placed in the hands of human traffickers
who forced them to work for 12 hours each day in deplorable conditions on an egg farm in Ohio. The failure to fully account for these 1,475 children leaves open the possibility that they too may be under the care of unscrupulous individuals.

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Lunch Briefing – Estuary Caucus with the Florida Institute of Technology

Congressional Estuary Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Posey and Bonamici, and Estuary Caucus member Representative Mast invite you to a lunch briefing to learn about Florida’s Indian River Lagoon system from Dr. John Trefry, seasoned lagoon veteran researcher,
Professor of Chemical Oceanography Ocean Engineering & Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the “Keep American Values Act”

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the “Keep American Values Act,” legislation which
extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen until February 1, 2021. The bill also grants TPS for Guatemalans currently in the U.S. who are impacted
by the devastating June 3 volcanic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in southern Guatemala.

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