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Letter from Sen. John McCain to the FWS about Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

April 26, 2016

I write to express my concern regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) efforts to severely restrict recreational boating at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

81 Senators Sign Letter to President Obama about a MOU with Israel

April 25, 2016

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are urging the Administration to quickly conclude a strengthened Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide Israel with the resources it needs to defend itself. The current MOU expires 2018.

Letter from Sen. Rand Paul to the USTR about AK Steel

April 25, 2016

I write to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in regards to the the global steel industry situation and its impact on U.S. steel industry and market (Docket No: 2016-04857) published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2016. I know this is an issue incredibly important to the hard-working families in Ashland, Kentucky, as well many other communities in this great nation.

Letter from 42 Senators to Majority Leader McConnell and Appropriations Chairman Cochran about the Zika virus

April 18, 2016

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine and 40 of their colleagues wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran calling for immediate passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request of $1.9 billion for prevention and treatment of the Zika Virus outbreak.

Letter from Sen. Warner to Federal Agencies about the implementation plan for financial transparency tools included in 2014 Data Act

April 6, 2016

As you are aware, on May 9, 2014 President Obama signed into law the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act of 2014 (Pub.L. 113–101), which I introduced in Congress.

Letter from Three Senators to ICANN about ICANN’s relationship with China

April 5, 2016

Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) today sent a follow-up letter to Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demanding a response to a series of unanswered questions that remain from previous congressional oversight letters concerning ICANN’s relationship with the Chinese government and the planned transition away from U.S. government oversight of the Internet.

Letter from Sen. Blumenthal to the United States Soccer Federation about Pay Equity

March 31, 2016

As the U.S. Women’s National Team prepares to defend its Olympic gold medal in Rio, I am troubled by the federal complaint filed by five team members charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination.

Letter from Five Senators to the National Library of Medicine about disclosure of funding sources

March 30, 2016

We write to urge the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to require disclosure of funding sources or other activities that could present a conflict of interest for all articles on PubMed, NLM’s free online search engine of more than 25 million article citations from more than 5,600 journals on health and medicine, and other databases of scientific papers that NLM indexes.

Letter from 16 Senators to the FCC about the Lifeline program

March 28, 2016

We commend the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to improve access to broadband for low-income Americans by modernizing the Lifeline program.

Letter from Sen. Lankford to the Dept. of Education about harassment and bullying

March 4, 2016

Dear Mr. King,

On January 7, 2016, I wrote to you with concerns about two Dear Colleague letters issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR): 2010’s letter on harassment and bullying,1 and 2011’s letter on sexual violence.2 As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, I oversee agencies’ adherence to procedures governing the federal regulatory process to ensure that the public is heard and the process produces the best possible policy outcomes.