Protect U.S. University Research Programs from Foreign Espionage

I invite you to join in support my bicameral, bipartisan letter informing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos of the threats posed by Huawei’s involvement in our academic institutions. Huawei Technologies, a “national champion” of the People’s Republic of
China, has formed a series of  research partnerships with over 50 universities in the United States.
This company has a history of nefarious activity, targeted at illegally collecting information from the United States. As the bipartisan report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2012 recommended, “[b]ased on available classified and
unclassified information, Huawei and vii ZTE cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence and thus pose a security threat to the United States and to our systems.”

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Sign letter to NSF about sexual harassment in STEM

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information:

The Hill,
Washington Post)

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Tomorrow! Lunch Briefing – Bioengineering: A New Frontier in American Manufacturing

Biomanufacturing will transform our healthcare industry. From grafting new skin treatments to 3D-printing biomaterials to replace bones and organs, the advances made today will have profound impact for every patient. The global competition to develop new
technologies is fierce, and as our engineers, doctors, and scientists continue to innovate, the federal government plays an integral role in ensuring this technology is invented, approved, and used here in the U.S.

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Lunch Briefing – Estuary Caucus with the Florida Institute of Technology

Congressional Estuary Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Posey and Bonamici, and Estuary Caucus member Representative Mast invite you to a lunch briefing to learn about Florida’s Indian River Lagoon system from Dr. John Trefry, seasoned lagoon veteran researcher,
Professor of Chemical Oceanography Ocean Engineering & Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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TODAY: Cyber Crimes – Why Privacy Matters to Survivors

Domestic violence is not a singular incident – it is a disturbing problem deeply rooted in our society. It impacts constituents of every color and creed and knows no congressional line or party affiliation. Nearly 20 Americans are physically abused by an
intimate partner per minute, equating to more than 10 million women and men per year. Over the course of their lifetime, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner. This disturbing societal issue needs
our attention.

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Lunch Briefing – Estuary Caucus with the Florida Institute of Technology

Congressional Estuary Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Posey and Bonamici, and Estuary Caucus member Representative Mast invite you to a lunch briefing to learn about Florida’s Indian River Lagoon system from Dr. John Trefry, seasoned lagoon veteran researcher,
Professor of Chemical Oceanography Ocean Engineering & Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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