Support Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

From: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer Sent By: kristen.donheffner@mail.house.gov Date: 7/4/2014 Support Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Sign onto the Smith/Blumenauer letter to CMS June 30, 2014 Dear Colleague – Please join us in sending the attached letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, urging the agency to allow greater flexibility in the regulation […]

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Trainsforming America: Briefing and Film Screening

From: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer Sent By: paul.balmer@mail.house.gov Date: 7/2/2014 July 2, 2014 Dear Colleague: By now you should have received an invite to a briefing and Q&A session featuring “Trainsforming America,” a new documentary that advances the notion that passenger and high speed rail is the promise and the future of transportation in the United […]

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Support International Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene in FY15

From: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer Sent By: michael.harold@mail.house.gov Date: 3/19/2014 To Sign onto this Letter, Please Click Here. March 19, 2014 Dear Colleague: I hope you will join me in requesting support for increasing access to clean drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene for the world’s poorest in this year’s fiscal year 2015 State, Foreign Operations, and Related […]

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Support National, Scenic and Historic Trails in FY15

From: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer Sent By: stephanie.phillips@mail.house.gov Date: 3/19/2014 Support National, Scenic and Historic Trails Sign on to letter supporting the Collaborative Landscape Planning proposal Dear Colleague: Last year, the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, assembled a comprehensive land protection package focused on national […]

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Cosponsor the Poe-Blumenauer Water for the World Act

From: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer Sent By: michael.harold@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2901 Date: 3/13/2014 March 13, 2014 Dear Colleague: We urge you to cosponsor H.R. 2901, the bipartisan Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013. This legislation, supported by nearly 80 NGOs, such as World Vision, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Water.org, WaterAid, and many others, would strengthen and […]

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17 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Transportation Funding Crisis

I wanted to bring your attention to a letter sent to Congressional leaders by a bipartisan group of governors highlighting the importance of robust national transportation infrastructure for the U.S. economy and global competitiveness. Their letter urges Congress to find a long-term solution to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund.

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Ask the President to Take Action to Reclassify Marijuana

President Obama recently told the New Yorker in an interview that he thinks marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol. Yet, at the federal level, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, the strictest classification, defined as having “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Other examples of Schedule I drugs included heroin, LSD and ecstasy. Even drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine are classified as Schedule II substances.

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Support the Captive Primate Act

This week’s tragic attack by a chimpanzee, leaving a woman in very critical condition brings renewed urgency to Congress to pass H.R. 80, the Captive Primate Safety Act. Below is a New York Times article which details the attack. We are writing to ask your support for the Captive Primate Safety Act,which will protect public health and safety as well as animal welfare by prohibiting interstate commerce in primates as pets.

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