Become an Original Cosponsor of the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act

When a firearm is used in a crime, you are more likely to find the bullet cartridges at the scene than the gun itself.[1] In 2014, there were over 10,000 homicides involving a firearm[2]
and nearly 40% of murders in 2012 had no arrest due to a lack of evidence[3]. We need to do more to ensure firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands, but when they do, we should ensure that law enforcement has every
tool possible at their disposal to track down criminals. If law enforcement has the capability to use that bullet cartridge as evidence and to immediately identify the gun used in a crime, that could provide a substantial lead in the investigation.

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Briefing Today: Sino-U.S. Trade and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Thu., June 15, 3:00-4:00PM, 1539 LHOB

As Co-Chairs of the US-China Working Group, we wanted to flag this invite for a briefing on Sino-US Trade and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. This briefing will take place on June 15, 2017, at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm in LHOB 1539. If you have any questions
or would like to join the US-China Working Group, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s staff at
Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov or Ashley Antoskiewicz of Congressman LaHood’s staff at
Ashley.Antoskiewicz@mail.house.gov.

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Aid in the fight against the synthetic opioid epidemic – Co Sponsor HR 1781 – Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 1781, Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act of 2017, which will help keep fentanyl off the streets by enhancing penalties for drug traffickers and enabling the Attorney General to quickly respond to drug modifications
through temporary emergency drug scheduling for synthetic analogs (i.e. slightly-modified drug compounds). The bill will also prohibit the mailing of drug counterfeiting materials – including unlabeled, synthetic opioids – and will create restrictions for
trafficking those materials through the mail.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 1697: The Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 1697, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which threatens the economic stability of America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, as well as the countless
American companies operating in Israel. Specifically, this bill would amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to prohibit boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel—similar to prohibitions already
in place with respect to boycotts imposed by foreign countries. This measure also directs the U.S. Export-Import Bank to consider BDS activity when evaluating a foreign company’s credit application.

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