Join the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Caucus!

As Co-Chairs of the House Whistleblower Protection Caucus, we invite you to join this bipartisan group of House Members to protect the rights of whistleblowers. Whistleblowers risk their careers to report abuse, fraud, and waste in government agencies, and
the caucus is dedicated to protecting these individuals to promote government accountability and transparency.

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Find an Apartment, not your couch: No Couches for Congress Act

News reports cite between 45 and 70 members of Congress sleep in their D.C. offices, creating potential tax, safety, and ethical concerns for Members and their staff.  Members of Congress are not charged rent, utility, or cleaning bills for living and sleeping
in their offices, which means they are using official resources for personal expenses.  Members are also not charged lodging or residential taxes for lodging on Capitol Hill and could potentially open themselves to claims of impropriety by staff who encounter
them in a state of undress in the office.

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Update: Join Letter to Secretary Mattis on Wearable Technology OPSEC Concerns

I urge you to join us in writing to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to express concern over details of sensitive DoD facilities publicly available from users of FitBits and other “smart” technology.  The recent

Washington Post article indicates that locations, routes, and other information can be gained by analyzing FitBit data of military personnel, presenting serious operational security concerns that could be exploited by our adversaries. Though this technology
can be valuable to keep our military personnel connected, it also could pose significant risk. This letter requests details on the Defense Department review of smart technology policies, details on any previous red cell testing or known compromises, and planned
mitigation efforts.

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Join Letter to Secretary Mattis on Wearable Technology OPSEC Concerns

I urge you to join me in writing to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to express concern over details of sensitive DoD facilities publicly available from users of FitBits and other “smart” technology.  The recent

Washington Post article indicates that FitBit data of military personnel can reveal their locations, routes, and other sensitive information. This presents serious operational security concerns that could be exploited by our adversaries.

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BRIEFING: Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from United for Medical Research. On Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00pm,
UMR cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible in the
Rayburn House Office Building, Room G – 2007. 

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BRIEFING: Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from United for Medical Research. On Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00pm,
UMR cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible in the
Rayburn House Office Building, Room G – 2007. 

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