Reps. Kelly & Kind: Please sign bipartisan letter to USTR on digital trade in TPP. Deadline Thursday 10/30 at noon.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an ambitious, 21st-century trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The TPP has vast potential to benefit American business and workers across the country by creating new market opportunities in the dynamic economies across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Protect fast-food workers! Ask FTC and DOL to investigate non-compete agreements

From: The Honorable Joseph Crowley Sent By: todd.sloves@mail.house.gov Date: 10/20/2014 Dear Colleague, You may have seen a recent Huffington Post article regarding the popular sandwich chain Jimmy John’s and their requiring rank-and-file restaurant employees to sign non-competition covenants. The agreement restricts employees from working for a competitor that operates a location within three miles of […]

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Ask FAA to Provide Certainty to Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry

Dear Colleague:

The potential applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology are seemingly endless. Beyond military capabilities, UAS technology is used to improve agricultural practices and to shoot Hollywood movies. But inaction by the FAA on developing guidelines for commercial application of the technology is a drag on innovation and growth in the industry. Please join me in sending a letter to FAA urging them to give certainty to the industry through clear guidelines for integrating commercial UAS into the national airspace.

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Letter Urging President Obama to Call for Natural Resource Sector Reforms in Burma

Dear Colleague:
For decades, Burma’s military elite have used Burma’s gemstones, gas, timber and other natural riches to sustain its grip on power, facilitated by a culture of secrecy and a complete lack of accountability. In 2011, President Thein Sein promised wide ranging political and economic reforms, but the delivery of these promises have fallen short and there is mounting international concern that the reform process has stalled. Unless this dynamic is tackled, there is a real risk that the country’s natural resources will continue to solely benefit the corrupt elite, undermining prospects of peace and real democracy in Burma.

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Lunch Briefing: Soy 101

From: The Honorable Adrian Smith Sent By: ansley.mick@mail.house.gov Date: 9/30/2014 Dear Colleague: Please join the Modern Ag Caucus and the American Soybean Association for a lunch briefing today, Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30am as soybean farmers explain modern farming practices and answer your questions about key issues impacting the industry. What: Lunch Briefing: Soy 101 […]

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Trade With Cuba

The goal is to promote trade with Cuba and take full advantage of the economic and political benefits trade brings to America.

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Leaked Environment Chapter Shows Dangers of TPP

From: The Honorable Peter A. DeFazio Sent By: megan.debates@mail.house.gov Date: 1/15/2014 Leaked Environment Chapter Shows Dangers of TPP Dear Colleague: I want to bring your attention to a New York Times article published today on the leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement environment chapter. The text reveals an extremely weak environmental chapter.  While it appears from […]

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Cosponsor the Humane Care for Primates Act

From: The Honorable Renee L. Ellmers Sent By: adam.wood@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3556 Date: 1/14/2014 Dear Colleague, Often times primates abroad are subject to neglect, abuse, or otherwise inhumane conditions.  Many of these primates would greatly benefit from placement in sanctuaries in the United States.  However, since 1975, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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Tell the FAA: No Calls on Planes! (v. 4)

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: brittany.hernandez@mail.house.gov Date: 12/9/2013 Tell the FAA: No Calls on Planes! Current Co-Signers: Capuano, Cooper, DeFazio, Ellison, Esty, Farr, Grijalva, McCollum, Petri, Pocan, Schwartz Deadline to Sign On: Wednesday, December 11 Dear Colleague: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider a proposal to lift its ban on the […]

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