Become An Original Cosponsor the REST Act

According to U.S. Department of Transportation, driver fatigue remains a leading factor in the 4,000+ deaths that result from large truck collisions each year. In order to help reduce the ill effects of truck driver fatigue on our roadways, I encourage you to cosponsor and support the “Requiring Equal Sleep for Truckers (REST) Act of 2016.”

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CLOSING TODAY: Support Funding for Water Quality Monitoring

Please join us in requesting at least $68.881 million in funding for the United States Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) to increase, restore, and enhance long-term water-quality monitoring for surface water and groundwater. This is an increase from the President’s FY 2017 budget request of $63.881 million.

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Support Funding for Water Quality Monitoring

Please join us in requesting at least $68.881 million in funding for the United States Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) to increase, restore, and enhance long-term water-quality monitoring for surface water and groundwater. This is an increase from the President’s FY 2017 budget request of $63.881 million.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the End Debt Collector Abuse Act

Abusive debt collection practices have been detailed extensively in news reports as well as the Federal Trade Commission, Government Accountability Office, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Too often, debt collectors go after the wrong person, try to collect debts that have already been paid, and are unresponsive to consumer disputes about the debt owed. Some unscrupulous debt collectors use intimidation to collect debts, going so far as to seek arrest warrants when consumers fail to respond to alleged unpaid debts. Most disturbingly, there have been recent reports of collectors targeting patients in emergency rooms and using private health information to pressure consumers to pay medical debts.

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Help Students and Families Plan for College Costs (v. 3)

As you know, the cost of a higher education and the debt carried by recent graduates have skyrocketed over the past decade. The average published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities increased by 66% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13 academic years.

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Help Students and Families Plan for College Costs (v. 2)

As you know, the cost of a higher education and the debt carried by recent graduates have skyrocketed over the past decade. The average published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities increased by 66% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13 academic years. For private colleges the tuition and fees increased by 27% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13. Since 1978, the cost of college tuition and fees is up 1,225 percent, compared to 634 percent for medical costs and a 279 percent increase in the consumer price index.

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Help Students and Families Plan for College Costs

As you know, the cost of a higher education and the debt carried by recent graduates have skyrocketed over the past decade. The average published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities increased by 66% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13 academic years. For private colleges the tuition and fees increased by 27% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13. Since 1978, the cost of college tuition and fees is up 1,225 percent, compared to 634 percent for medical costs and a 279 percent increase in the consumer price index.

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