INVITATION: “UAS Integration: The Bigger Picture,” Briefing

As you know, this has been an extremely busy session of Congress so far when it comes to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or “drone” legislation and hearings. To dig a bit deeper into some of these issues, the House Unmanned Systems Caucus in collaboration
with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has scheduled an educational session intended to widen the policy aperture of congressional members and staff on the subject of UAS integration into the National Airspace System.

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Briefing on Drug Pricing and Implications for Policy Makers (v. 2)

The cost of prescription medicines is at the forefront of the domestic agenda and will continue to be a focal point in healthcare reform. As we continue to look for ways to approach this issue, it is critical we stay informed and educated about what drug
pricing truly entails, the stakeholders involved, and the implications for public policy.

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Oppose Deeply Flawed Republican Water Bill. Again. (v. 2)

Please join us in opposing H.R. 23: Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 (Valadao, R-CA). Like unsuccessful Republican bills in the previous three Congresses, H.R. 23 uses past California droughts as an excuse to take water from other uses and give
it to narrow business interests. The bill is being rushed to the floor without a hearing or mark-up. H.R. 23 rolls back our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, harms tribes, overturns state law, threatens thousands of jobs, and ignores real solutions to grow
our water supply.   

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COB today – Tell Tillerson to let Afghan girls compete in robotics challenge

Last week, the
Washington Post and others reported that the State Department has chosen to deny visas to a team of six Afghan high school girls who were hoping to travel to the United States to represent their country in an international robotics challenge, FIRST Global.
Not only does barring these hardworking, creative young women from a competition premised on global connection and innovation run counter to the State Department’s mission of fostering security and stability through peace, but it also undermines our long efforts
to end the disenfranchisement of women and lack of education for girls in Afghanistan. 

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Oppose Deeply Flawed Republican Water Bill. Again.

Please join us in opposing H.R. 23: Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 (Valadao, R-CA). Like unsuccessful Republican bills in the previous three Congresses, H.R. 23 uses past California droughts as an excuse to take water from other uses and give
it to narrow business interests. The bill is being rushed to the floor without a hearing or mark-up. H.R. 23 rolls back our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, harms tribes, overturns state law, threatens thousands of jobs, and ignores real solutions to grow
our water supply.   

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Tell Tillerson to let Afghan girls compete in robotics challenge

Earlier this week, the
Washington Post and others reported that the State Department has chosen to deny visas to a team of six Afghan high school girls who were hoping to travel to the United States to represent their country in an international robotics challenge, FIRST Global.
Not only does barring these hardworking, creative young women from a competition premised on global connection and innovation run counter to the State Department’s mission of fostering security and stability through peace, but it also undermines our long efforts
to end the disenfranchisement of women and lack of education for girls in Afghanistan. 

Read More

Briefing on Drug Pricing and Implications for Policy Makers

The cost of prescription medicines is at the forefront of the domestic agenda and will continue to be a focal point in healthcare reform. As we continue to look for ways to approach this issue, it is critical we stay informed and educated about what drug
pricing truly entails, the stakeholders involved, and the implications for public policy.

Read More