Protect House Employees from Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

From: The Honorable Michael M. Honda Sent By: robert.lucas@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Current Original Cosponsors: Davis, Grijalva, Himes, Kuster, Lowenthal, McDermott, Speier Dear Colleague: The President recently signed an Executive Order to protect employees of federal contractors and the federal government from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We should extend this […]

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ICYMI: NYT Editorial: Repeal Prohibition, Again

From: The Honorable Jared Polis Sent By: Eve.Lieberman@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Dear Colleague: I wanted to direct your attention to an editorial in the New York Times printed on Sunday, July 27th, entitled “Repeal Prohibition, Again”and an accompanying article by David Firestone, entitled “Let States Decide on Marijuana.” These pieces highlight legislation that would allow states to make their […]

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TOMORROW-CPC Ad Hoc Hearing: Examining the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis

From: The Honorable Raul M. Grijalva Sent By: norma.salazar@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Congressional Progressive Caucus Ad-Hoc Hearing Kids First: Examining the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis Dear Colleague: The Congressional Progressive Caucus would like to invite you to an Ad Hoc Hearing to receive first-hand testimony from unaccompanied minors and expert witnesses that stresses the importance of prioritizing […]

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Join Letter to Terminate New $190 Million USIS Award

From: The Honorable Matt Salmon Sent By: greg.safsten@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Dear Colleague: We recently learned that the private sector company, U.S. Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to carry out one of our most important border security activities: the vetting of the waves of recent […]

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Cosponsor H.R. 5212 – the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act

From: The Honorable Tim Walberg Sent By: evan.armstrong@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5212 Date: 7/28/2014 Dear Colleague, Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 5212, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act, which is legislation I’ve introduced to help protect Americans from civil asset forfeiture. Although criminal forfeiture tied to the criminal conviction of an individual is an effective law […]

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DEADLINE TODAY: Resolution to Protect House Employees from Employment Discrimination

From: The Honorable Michael M. Honda Sent By: robert.lucas@mail.house.gov Date: 7/28/2014 Senate Sponsor: Senator Merkley Original Cosponsors: Blumenauer, Chu, Clarke, Davis, Grijalva, Gutierrez, Higgens, Himes, Kilmer, Kuster, Lowenthal, McDermott, David Scott, Speier, Takano, Fredericka Wilson Dear Colleague: Please join me in supporting a resolution to amend the Rules of the House to protect over 10,000 House employees from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. What does this resolution […]

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TOMORROW: BRIEFING ON GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY

By now you should have received an invitation to a briefing hosted by the Fund for Global Health on Global Road Safety (A copy of their invitation is attached). Increased motorization in developing countries is leading to a substantial rise in death and disability.

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Let Veterans Join Forces When Fighting VA Over Benefits Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims (CAVC), which has exclusive national jurisdiction to provide oversight and review of final decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, is currently overburdened, resulting in a substantial backlog of disability claims appeals and delayed decision times.

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LAST CALL for Originals- Cosponsor Avonte’s Law

From: The Honorable Peter T. King Sent By: Jamie.Tricarico@mail.house.gov Date: 7/25/2014 Cosponsor Avonte’s Law of 2014 Deadline for Originals is TODAY 12 PM Supporters: Autism Speaks, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the ARC.   Dear Colleague: Please join us in cosponsoring Avonte’s Law Act of […]

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Join Letter to Terminate New $190 Million USIS Award

From: The Honorable Matt Salmon Sent By: greg.safsten@mail.house.gov Date: 7/25/2014 Dear Colleague: We recently learned that the private sector company, U.S. Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to carry out one of our most important border security activities: the vetting of the waves of recent […]

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