Cosponsor the bipartisan H.R. 4607, Amending the Estuary Restoration Act

The Estuary Restoration Act (ERA) of 2000 authorizes the Secretary of the Army to carry out a cost-shared program in order to restore estuary habitat. However, since 2004, 15 ERA grant proposals that were accepted for funding by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) were terminated after several years of engagement with local stakeholders. Many of the projects have similar reasons for termination, including the requirement to sign an indemnification agreement, concerns over ownership of the land on which the project was being completed, and length of the process.

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Urge the VA to Support Energy Efficiency

Please join us on a letter requesting that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) consider issuing guidance to enable veterans receiving VA-secured home loans to take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.

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Fully Fund Critical Housing Programs!

From: The Honorable Jared Huffman Sent By: scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov Date: 2/29/2016 *This is a programmatic request* Dear colleague: Please join us in supporting funding for essential American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian housing programs by signing the below letter to the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. While we face housing needs across the […]

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SUPPORT the HUFFMAN Amendment #43 to the SHARE Act

Please join us in the BIPARTISAN effort to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by supporting the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Amendment #43 to H.R. 2406, the SHARE Act. This amendment would protect the 1.5 million-acre Coastal Plain as recommended in the Department of the Interior’s recently released conservation plan for the Refuge.

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SUPPORT RURAL BROADBAND!

Please join me in co-sponsoring the Rural Broadband Infrastructure Investment Act (H.R. 4160), which would unlock new opportunities for broadband deployment in rural communities across the nation. The legislation builds on the successful legacy of the Rural Electrification Act, which brought power and telephone service to rural communities during the New Deal.

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End Social Isolation and Bullying in School (v. 2)

With 1 in 4 students in America experiencing some form of bullying, social isolation in its many forms is far too prevalent in our schools and communities. This bullying can lead to feelings of being socially isolated – or students who feel invisible, disconnected, and not part of their peer community.

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Don’t Let Crude Exports Devastate the Environment!

Last year, at the demand of Congressional Republicans, the Consolidated Appropriations Act repealed a decades-long restriction on the export of crude oil. While oil prices continue to drop internationally, the long-term impacts of allowing unlimited export of American crude oil are still unknown. Advocates of repealing the ban believe the domestic production could increase by 500,000 barrels per day by 2020 and 1.2 million barrels per day by 2030. Such a ramp up in production could have significant impacts on our environment, including harm to sensitive public lands from new fossil fuel leases, undermining process on fuel economy standards, and increased public safety risks from expanded transport of crude oil by rail.

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End Social Isolation and Bullying in School

With 1 in 4 students in America experiencing some form of bullying, social isolation in its many forms is far too prevalent in our schools and communities. This bullying can lead to feelings of being socially isolated – or students who feel invisible, disconnected, and not part of their peer community.

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