Support Bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Act

In 1975 Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, to ensure that all students with disabilities receive an appropriate public education. At that time, Congress made a pledge
to states – the federal government would pay 40 percent of the costs to educate special needs students.

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Support the Bipartisan National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act

Across the United States, home studies are mandated for every family who is adopting a child domestically from a private agency or public child welfare agency. Home studies are important because they provide child welfare agencies and the courts with the
necessary comprehensive information for determining the most appropriate home for a child. Unfortunately, current home study requirements vary vastly from state to state and there is little consistency across the country.

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Support our Coasts, Oceans, and Great Lakes!

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4306, the bipartisan National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2017, led by myself and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ). This Act helps continue the science-based management of our nation’s oceanic, coastal, and Great Lakes
resources.

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CLOSING AT NOON: Bicameral letter to Demand the FCC Not Lower Broadband Internet Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently demonstrated the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress         Member of Congress     Member of Congress    Member of Congress

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Bicameral letter to Demand the FCC Not Lower Broadband Internet Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently demonstrated the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress         Member of Congress     Member of Congress    Member of Congress

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Bicameral letter to Demand the FCC Not Lower Broadband Internet Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently demonstrated the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress         Member of Congress     Member of Congress    Member of Congress

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Bicameral letter to Demand the FCC Not Lower Broadband Internet Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently demonstrated the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress         Member of Congress     Member of Congress    Member of Congress

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Bicameral letter to Demand the FCC Not Lower Broadband Internet Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently demonstrated the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress         Member of Congress     Member of Congress    Member of Congress

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Bicameral letter to Demand the FCC Not Lower Broadband Internet Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently demonstrated the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress         Member of Congress     Member of Congress    Member of Congress

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