Briefing: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), how it has been misused, and the need to pass H.R. 1450, the Do No Harm Act

By now, you should have received an invitation to attend a briefing, “The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), how it has been misused to undermine civil rights, and the need to pass H.R. 1450, the Do No Harm Act,” from the American Civil Liberties
Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National LGBTQ Task Force.  The briefing will take place
June 20 at 2PM in Rayburn 2261.

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Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Cosponsor the National Museum of the American Latino Act

            As representatives of the United States government, we have a solemn duty to protect the rights and civil liberties of our citizens.
The Terrorist Screening Database (TDSB, or “terrorist watchlist”) is shared with over 60 foreign governments, with no accountability or oversight over the way those governments use the information. An FBI official has acknowledged in sworn testimony that
it has never stopped disseminating watchlist information to a foreign government as a result of that government’s human rights abuses.

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Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Address the Emerging Recycling Crisis Created by China’s 2018 “National Sword” Policy

We now know that on numerous occasions foreign actors sought to assist the Trump Campaign during the 2016 presidential election.  For example, the Trump family has acknowledged that Russia offered secret “dirt” on Donald Trump’s opponent in the 2016 presidential
election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Mr. Trump, Jr. was told Russia was offering him this information as part of its support for his father’s candidacy.  Instead of reacting with concern or alarm that a foreign power was trying to meddle in
a domestic U.S. election in violation of federal law, Mr. Trump, Jr. said he would “love” to get his hands on this information; he and his colleagues – then-Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner – later met with the
Russian representatives to do so. 

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