PROTECT DOD’S ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL BASE BY JOINING THE MILITARY DEPOT AND INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CAUCUS

Please join Congressmen Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Walter Jones (NC-03) in supporting the bipartisan Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus (commonly known as the Depot Caucus) and become a member today!  The Depot Caucus provides an opportunity
for members to attend regular events and briefings that highlight the critical importance of the organic depot, arsenal and shipyard  industrial base in keeping our airplanes flying, our ships steaming, our rolling stock moving worldwide.  We reiterate the
long-held view of Congress that it is essential to the national security of the United States that the Department of Defense maintain an organic capability within the Department, including skilled personnel, technical competencies, equipment, and facilities,
to perform depot-level maintenance and repair of military equipment in order to ensure that the Armed Forces of the United States are able to meet training, operational, mobilization, and emergency requirements without impediment.  The organic capability to
perform depot-level maintenance and repair of military equipment must satisfy known and anticipated core maintenance and repair scenarios across the full range of peacetime and wartime scenarios.

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Support Campaign Finance Transparency

It is crucial that the American public understands who funds the many ads that bombard voters during election season. Political spending by opaque organizations has grown tremendously while electoral protections have been under assault. With a quickly changing
campaigning landscape, we must update and enforce Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) transparency provisions to protect our democracy.

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Support Campaign Finance Transparency

It is crucial that the American public understands who funds the many ads that bombard voters during election season. Political spending by opaque organizations has grown tremendously while electoral protections have been under assault. With a quickly changing
campaigning landscape, we must update and enforce Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) transparency provisions to protect our democracy.

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Congressional Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus – Staff Briefing on Removing US Legacy Ordnance Abroad

On behalf of the bipartisan Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite your staff to a
briefing on the foreign policy, humanitarian, and human rights implications of
Removing US Legacy Ordnance Abroad. This briefing will be held on Thursday, January 31st from
10-11am in Room 2103 of the Rayburn House Office Building. From Asia and the Pacific to Europe, communities still face the threat of explosive
hazards left behind by the U.S. in past conflicts on a daily basis. This briefing will discuss where U.S. legacy ordnance remains, the impact it has on communities, and what the U.S. is actively doing to fulfill its obligation to remove the ordnance it has
left behind. Coffee and pastries will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics rules. Please RSVP here:https://bit.ly/2MoTr84

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TODAY: Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus Kickoff – Cybersecurity 101 Briefing Series

As we begin the 116th Congress, the cybersecurity of our nation continues to be a leading policy issue. Over the last two years, we saw two

widespread malware infections that caused
billions of dollars in damage across the world. Almost half of all Americans had
sensitive information stolen from a major credit reporting agency. Economic espionage continued to be a

point of contention in our relationship with China. It’s clear that cybersecurity is increasingly important to our constituents and to our national and economic security.

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Seeking Original Cosponsors: WORKER Act

For being the wealthiest nation on earth, far too many Americans are struggling with the realities of everyday life—paying the bills, caring for a family, putting food on the table, and keeping a roof over their head.
The future of our economy rests in our ability to alleviate this struggle by innovating and creating new, livable-wage jobs where they are needed most. We need to encourage and expand STEM education and create a pipeline into
the workforce through apprenticeships. We need to make it easier for Americans to get the skills necessary to compete in our shifting economy and to provide the income support services necessary to succeed.

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Cosponsor H.R. 92, the Vote by Mail Act to Expand Mail-In Voting, Automatic Registration

The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016, 14
states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low-income voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of
campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to unjustly diminish individual voices.

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