Cosponsor H.R. 3866 And Help Veteran Entrepreneurs!

We all agree that our men and women in uniform sacrifice so much for the freedoms we hold dear. One of these sacrifices is saving up to start a small business. With wages that are significantly lower than most jobs offered in the private sector, veterans
often separate from the Armed Forces with little in regards to savings. In addition, many of these veterans utilized military housing, insurance, and transportation and therefore lack significant credit history—even if they are financially responsible. 

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JUSTICE FOR OUR HEROES TODAY: Cosponsor the bipartisan H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, and bring our unjustly deported veterans home!

We are all forever indebted to the brave men and women who served in uniform. Yet when veterans who were legal permanent residents leave the service, after our military failed to properly process their citizenship applications, they are deported. Despite AMVETS,
one of our nation’s largest veteran service organizations, calling it a “stain on our country’s pride,” our government continues to deport honorably discharged veterans. Thousands of veterans who fought for our country are now exiled to countries they know
little to nothing about. It is our responsibility to right this wrong. 

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 30 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Combat Veteran Homelessness

Please join us in co-sponsoring H.R. 4898, the Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018, which reauthorizes several key programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans that will begin to expire on September 30, 2018
without Congressional action. 

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Lunch Briefing – Estuary Caucus with the Florida Institute of Technology

Congressional Estuary Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Posey and Bonamici, and Estuary Caucus member Representative Mast invite you to a lunch briefing to learn about Florida’s Indian River Lagoon system from Dr. John Trefry, seasoned lagoon veteran researcher,
Professor of Chemical Oceanography Ocean Engineering & Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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