SUPPORT ENERGY EXPORTS TO CUBA

While Cuba currently has domestic sources for oil and natural gas its main oil field, Varadero, is beginning to dry up. Coupled with the fact that oil consumption in Cuba increasing and its infrastructure is woefully out of date, the opportunity is ripe for the United States to become Cuba’s oil and natural gas provider.

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Passport Day on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Department of State anticipates a significant increase in passport demand now through the end of 2017 due to the 10 year anniversary of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Passport Day on Capitol Hill is a great opportunity for Members of Congress, Congressional staffers, support employees, and their families to avoid the rush and apply for or renew their passport book or passport card.

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Cosponsor H Con Res 65: Malaysian Human Trafficking Should Not have been Watered Down in State Department Report

On Monday, June 22nd, the country of Malaysia was upgraded on the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report from Tier 3 to the Tier 2 Watch List. Just one week prior, 160 Members in the House and 18 Senators wrote letters to the Administration urging them not to upgrade Malaysia for political purposes. Accordingly, I would like to invite you to cosponsor a resolution expressing our sense that Malaysia should have been placed in Tier 3 of the report.

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Closing Monday COB 9/28: Reps. Kelly and Blumenauer: Please sign bipartisan letter to USTR on sugar trade in the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an ambitious trade agreement that, if done right, stands to benefit American businesses and workers across the country by creating new market opportunities in the dynamic economies across the Asia-Pacific region. To become the high-standards agreement we seek, TPP should reform outdated policies that negatively impact consumers and entrepreneurs alike.

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CRS – The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions

7/12/13 The United States and Russia signed the New START Treaty on April 8, 2010. After more than 20 hearings, the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification on December 22, 2010, by a vote of 71-26. Both houses of the Russian parliament—the Duma and Federation Council— approved the treaty in late January 2011, and it […]

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Friends of New Zealand Caucus (FONZ): Internship Opportunity

From: The Honorable Kevin Brady Sent By: sahra.su@mail.house.gov Date: 8/28/2015 Dear Colleague, As Co-Chairs of the Friends of New Zealand Caucus (FONZ), we are writing to share an exciting opportunity for Members of the FONZ Caucus to host an intern from New Zealand in your office later this year for two months, beginning November 16, […]

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Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting

From: The Honorable Renee L. Ellmers Sent By: kristi.thompson@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3309 Date: 8/18/2015 Endorsed by: American Medical Association (AMA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), America’s Essential Hospitals, Premier Healthcare Alliance, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Dear Colleague, The nation’s healthcare […]

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