Will Canada go After U.S. Lumber and Jobs?-Staff Briefing

Trade relations between the U.S. and Canada have taken center stage this year. And after recent events, Prime Minister Trudeau has made clear that Canada “will not be pushed around.” With so many factors at play— Section 232 tariffs, NAFTA, Softwood Lumber
Agreement— many are wondering: will Canada retaliate against U.S. mills?

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Cosponsor the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act!

            For the past 146 years, mining companies have taken more than $300 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals from our public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people – and have purchased over 3
million acres of the most valuable mining lands at the 19th Century bargain rate of
$5 an acre or less. Meanwhile, taxpayers have been left holding the bag to the tune of tens of billions of dollars of cleanup costs for abandoned mines.

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SUPPORT H.R. 6108, THE PRESERVE AMERICA’S BATTLEFIELDS ACT!

America’s preserved battlefields are magnificent outdoor classrooms that inspire interest in our nation’s history.  They are also living memorials to the valor of citizen soldiers who gave the “last full measure of devotion” to their country and comrades. 
Americans who visit these hallowed historic sites cannot help but walk away with a greater appreciation of the sacrifices necessary to secure the freedoms we enjoy today.

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Protect Our Coastlines by Keeping the Well Control Rule in Place

We invite you to join us in urging Secretary Zinke to prioritize the economic vitality of our clean coastlines and wildlife resources by keeping in place the Well Control Rule, a common-sense safety regulation. At a time when nearly all of America’s coastal
waters have been placed on the table for increased oil and gas drilling, the Trump Administration has simultaneously taken steps to ease regulations such as this that govern the oil and gas industry. This would be an enormous mistake.

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*TODAY* Methane Ch4llenge

Sending Office: Honorable Diana DeGette Sent By: William.Hartwig@mail.house.gov     Methane Ch4llenge: 6/20/2018 9:00:00 AM – 6/20/2018 2:00:00 PM Rayburn Foyer

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Briefing next week: R&D in Cellular Agriculture

One of the newest developments in agriculture is cellular agriculture – growing food starting from cell cultures rather than from whole plants or animals. Meat grown this way, known as clean meat, cultured meat, or lab-grown meat, could have implications
for food safety, humane treatment of animals, and sustainability of food production.

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