Cosponsor Resolution Commending Allison Alice Dunnigan

As co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus and a champion of media diversity, I write to urge you to cosponsor a resolution commending Allison Alice Dunnigan. Ms. Dunnigan was a pioneering journalist who overcame poverty, sexism, and racism to become
the first African-American woman to receive press credentials to the White House, Congress, and Supreme Court. Ms. Dunnigan also served as Washington Bureau Chief for the Associate Press from 1947 until 1961, during which time she ensured that readers throughout
the nation were informed about how governmental decisions impacted their lives and fought to make sure that public officials made comments on the record about policies impacting minority communities in particular.

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You’re Invited: National A&D Workforce Summit on October 2

The U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) industry currently enjoys a prominent position in terms of global competitiveness and technical superiority. However, there are justifiable concerns about its future standing as the industry faces impending retirements;
a shortage of highly trained technical graduates; an underrepresentation of women and minorities; visa restrictions for foreign-born professionals; and increasingly serious competition from both allies and adversaries.

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House Budget Committee CBO Open House on September 5th

We invite you to join the House Budget Committee for an open house with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). This event will provide an opportunity for congressional staff to engage directly with CBO’s leadership and senior analysts. The Committee encourages
all congressional staff to attend and ask questions about CBO’s processes, including for providing cost estimates. The open house will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 AM in room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building. 

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Lunch Briefing Tomorrow: Sickle Cell Trait

Sickle cell trait is a condition, often one without symptoms, in which a person can carries a single gene for sickle cell disease and can pass this gene on to their children. This briefing will present a general overview about trait; the importance of knowing
your status and what it means to have trait, the current state of sickle cell trait research, and a personal story of one family’s journey with trait.

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