Zero Emission Panel and Reception

As the co-chair of the House Public Transportation Caucus, I would like to invite you to an informative discussion and reception about the current state of zero emission transit and opportunities ahead.

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Cosponsor H.R. 4957, the Ariel Rios Federal Building Act

I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor the “Ariel Rios Federal Building Act” which will name the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarters in honor of its first special agent killed by hostile action. This bill will designate the federal building at 99 New York Avenue, NE Washington D.C. as the Ariel Rios Federal Building. Ariel Rios was a young ATF special agent murdered by drug traffickers in 1982 while assigned to then Vice President George Bush’s South Florida Drug Task Force.

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International Cruise Victims Lunch and 10th Anniversary

I invite you and your staff to join me at International Cruise Victims’ (ICV) lunch and 10th anniversary celebration. ICV’s mission is to give the victims of crimes on cruise ships a forum to tell their stories. Crimes committed on cruise ships often go unsolved and are not prosecuted due to jurisdictional uncertainties and the sometimes lackluster assistance provided by cruise lines.

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The AIRR Act Gambles with National Security

At 8:37 a.m. on September 11, 2001, an air traffic manager at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Boston air route traffic control center picked up a phone to the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS). Controllers had just determined that American Airlines flight 11 had been hijacked.

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