Sharing Economy Caucus Briefing – Thursday 10:30 AM

As co-chairs of the Sharing Economy Caucus, we invite you to a briefing on Thursday, February 25 at 10:30AM in 2237 Rayburn. Panelists from leading sharing economy companies Uber, Task Rabbit, and Lyft will discuss how this new sector is creating opportunities for both workers and users.

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Protect Mass Transit from Terrorism – Support the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)

I urge you to sign the letter below asking for $105 million for the applicable account which funds the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) in the Department of Homeland Security fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations legislation, a small increase from past appropriation levels and $20 million more than the President’s FY 2017 budget request. It also asks that TSGP be kept as a distinctly funded program.

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New York Times Editorial: Don’t Privatize Air Traffic Control

I write to draw your attention to an editorial on Republican plans to privatize our air traffic control (ATC) system that was published over the weekend in the New York Times. The editorial, titled “Don’t Privatize Air Traffic Control,” reiterated many of the concerns I have regarding Chairman Shuster’s proposal. The ATC privatization plan would disrupt work on the air traffic control modernization program, known as “NextGen”, and give away public assets to a private corporation for free, all without regard to the impact on the flying public – consumers aren’t even guaranteed a seat on the new corporate board.

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