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Letter from Sen. Murray to Ed. Secretary King about financial aid for unaccompanied homeless students

June 1, 2016

Throughout my time in the Senate, I have fought to remove educational barriers for homeless children and youth. As I expressed to you in a letter earlier this year, I am particularly concerned about the serious roadblocks unaccompanied homeless students face in applying for and receiving financial aid. Removing these barriers can help more young people pursue a college degree and achieve their dreams.

Letter from Sens. Isakson and Perdue to the TSA about deploying additional officers to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

May 31, 2016

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., are calling on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase the number of security screeners at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport—the world’s busiest passenger airport.

Markey and Blumenthal Query Automakers on Seatback Safety

May 26, 2016

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today sent letters to 17 automakers requesting detailed information on front seatback collapse in rear-end crashes, including the strength of their seating systems and the number of known seatback collapse incidents. Seatback strength standards have not been substantially […]

Letter from Sen. Brown to Sen. Majority Leader McConnell about the Miners Protection Act

May 26, 2016

As you know, there is an urgent need for the Senate to address the impending loss of health and pension benefits for thousands of our nation’s coal miners, as well as the looming multiemployer pension crisis facing hundreds of thousands of other hardworking Americans.

Letter from Five Senators to the DOJ about private individual’s views on climate change

May 26, 2016

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), and David Vitter (R-La.) today sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) end its use of law enforcement resources against political opponents of President Obama’s energy agenda.

Peters, Stabenow Urge Action on Delayed VA Medical Leases

May 26, 2016

We urge you to act to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) major medical facility leases currently pending before Congress, and for which funding has been included in the Senate Committee-passed fiscal year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

Inhofe Questions Obama Administration on Strategy to Reduce Methane

May 24, 2016

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today sent two letters to Mr. Dan Utech, special assistant to the president of the United States; Gina McCarthy, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation at EPA, questioning recent EPA methane regulations for the oil and natural gas industry and the corresponding EPA methane white papers.

Letter from Sen. Carper to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication about cyberattacks

May 20, 2016

I write today to request information about recent cyberattacks involving the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), a provider of secure messaging services for financial institutions.