Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2015

From: The Honorable Adam Smith Sent By: Mina.Garcia@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1088 Date: 3/26/2015 Dear Colleague, We urge you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 1088, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2015, provides necessary assistance for American workers and firms that have been injured by increased competition in the global marketplace through the end of […]

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UN Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From: The Honorable Sam Farr Sent By: caitie.whelan@mail.house.gov Date: 3/17/2015 UN Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 12pm, Wed, March 18th 1105 Longworth House Office Building Dear Colleague: I am writing to draw your attention to an invitation recently sent to your office by the Better World Campaign regarding an upcoming lunch briefing […]

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APEC De-Brief: A Game-Changer for U.S.-China Relations?

Please join Administration officials, private sector representatives and Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Working Group to discuss the outcomes of President Obama’s visit to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) in Beijing and its impact on U.S.-China relations.

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TOMORROW BRIEFING:Latin American Human Rights Defenders on U.S. Security Policy in Mexico, Central America and Colombia

From: The Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. Sent By: sascha.thompson@mail.house.gov Date: 10/28/2014 Latin American Human Rights Defenders on U.S. Security Policy in Mexico, Central America and Colombia TOMORROW! Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2226 Rayburn HOB 1:00 – 2:30 PM   Dear Colleague, Please join me for a very important briefing this coming Wednesday, October […]

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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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