Close Off the Skies to Perpetrators of Human Trafficking

The scourge of human trafficking impacts every state in the nation. It is therefore vital that we take steps to reverse the rising tide of human trafficking and help victims wherever they may be. That is why we have introduced H.R. 4430, the Secure Our Skies (SOS) Act. This bipartisan legislation requires airlines to provide their front-line employees with the tools to recognize and report suspected cases of human trafficking.

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Join Letter to DOT in Support of Emissions Measure for State and Local Transportation Planning

In 2015, Americans drove a record 3 trillion miles. Cars and trucks make up more than 80% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of the transportation sector, which itself is responsible for nearly a third of all U.S. GHG emissions. Unless we expand our efforts to reduce GHGs from our transportation sector, this troubling correlation will only worsen—America is expected to grow by 70 million people and move nearly 50% more freight by 2045.

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TOMORROW: Reception for the Northeast-Midwest Region

By now you should have received the invitation below. This reception for the Northeast Midwest will be a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to celebrate the region and learn more about the Northeast Midwest Institute and the Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition.

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Reception for the Northeast-Midwest Region

By now you should have received the invitation below. This reception for the Northeast Midwest will be a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to celebrate the region and learn more about the Northeast Midwest Institute and the Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition.

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Help Families with Small Children Sit Together on Flights

As airlines change policies and increase fees for a variety of basic services, it is becoming more difficult for families with small children to sit together on commercial flights. There are increasing reports of parents being separated from their children when they arrive to board an aircraft. Often the only “recourse” is to rely on another passenger to voluntarily change seats. This inconvenience for everyone involved is complicated by the fact that a passenger might have to vacate a seat for which they paid a premium in order to allow a parent to sit next to their child.

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