Support Commissary Benefits for Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans

The Purple Heart is the oldest honor that members of our military are given and it is awarded to those who have been wounded or died in combat fighting for the United States. Since the modern incarnation of the award was established in 1932, approximately
1.8 million members of the military have received the Purple Heart. These brave men and women and their families deserve our utmost gratitude. It is our duty as a nation to not only to say that we appreciate their service but also to enact policies demonstrating
that gratitude.   

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Support Earth-Observing Satellites

Our scientific establishment and our economy are highly dependent on our constellation of Earth-observing satellites. From understanding whether clouds and aerosols warm or cool the planet, to tracking forest fires, to monitoring the ocean food web and global
fisheries, earth-observing satellites are critical to our understanding of our home planet.

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Support Earth-Observing Satellites

Our scientific establishment and our economy are highly dependent on our constellation of Earth-observing satellites. From understanding whether clouds and aerosols warm or cool the planet, to tracking forest fires, to monitoring the ocean food web and global
fisheries, earth-observing satellites are critical to our understanding of our home planet.

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One hour left to sign on! Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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Sign-on letter: Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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Sign-on letter: Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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