BRIEFING: Understanding the Central States Pension Cuts

Last December, the 161-page Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) was quietly tucked into the omnibus appropriations bill. With little notice and no public hearings, this last minute reform fundamentally changed federal pension rules – leading to large pension cuts for workers and retirees.

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Women’s Rights and Opportunities in El Salvador

Dear Colleague,
In 2011, women legislators in El Salvador achieved a landmark piece of legislation: a national law to end discrimination against women. Though women in El Salvador are finally protected equally under the law, traditional ideals still heavily influence day to day life.

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TODAY- Women’s Rights and Opportunities in El Salvador

From: The Honorable Marcy Kaptur Sent By: jenny.perrino@mail.house.gov Date: 10/23/2014 Women’s Rights and Opportunities in El Salvador Featuring Congresswoman Emma Julia Fabián TODAY-Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:00 to 4:00pm 121 Cannon HOB Dear Colleague, In 2011, women legislators in El Salvador achieved a landmark piece of legislation: a national law to end discrimination against women. […]

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Women’s Rights and Opportunities in El Salvador

Dear Colleague,
In 2011, women legislators in El Salvador achieved a landmark piece of legislation: a national law to end discrimination against women. Though women in El Salvador are finally protected equally under the law, traditional ideals still heavily influence day to day life.

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Briefing: Arctic Policy 101

Diminishing Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, including the opportunity for increased trans-Arctic shipping and new access to oil and gas resources. However, heightened interest also comes with increasing territorial claims from Arctic states, sovereignty and security issues, as well as a need for assessing and improving Arctic infrastructure.

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Cosponsor the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Assessment Act

Dear Colleague:

The rich maritime history of the Great Lakes is an integral part of the American narrative. Millions of immigrants who settled the region and started America’s westward expansion arrived on Great Lakes steamboats. As cities grew, Great Lakes ships and barges carried the timber, coal, and ore that fueled Americas industrial might. One of America’s first great naval victories, the Battle of Lake Erie, was won on the Great Lakes. Today, much of this heritage remains, beneath the waters of the Great Lakes. We invite you to join us in promoting and preserving these sunken treasures.

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Last Opprotunity to be an Original Co-Sponsor and Support Local Farmers

From: The Honorable Marcy Kaptur Sent By: kobie.pruitt@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Urban Agriculture Production Act Original Co-Sponsor Deadline: COB TODAY Dear Colleague,            I invite you to support local urban farmers and food producers and become an original co-sponsor to my bill, the Urban Agriculture Production Act. The growing local food movement is […]

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