Support FY2019 Indian Energy and Economic Development

For the United States to fulfill its treaty promises to tribal nations, tribal and federal policies must remain aligned to build strong, prosperous tribal communities by enhancing their economic growth and development opportunities.  On the frontline of
the federal effort is the Department of the Interior’s Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.  The OIEED promotes tribal renewable and conventional energy and mineral resource development, and spurs economic and business development through assistance
to expand job and skills training opportunities and loan guarantees to facilitate and leverage access to private capital for business and economic development.

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Closing tomorrow – Help Reduce Wait Times at Customs: Support CBP’s Office of Field Operations

As you know, CBP staffing shortages have plagued our nation’s ports of entry for years, leading to long wait times for U.S. citizens and visitors at airports and land ports alike. In recent years, CBP has sought to address the wait times issue through the
use of innovative technologies, and has worked to raise additional revenue through private-public partnerships. Perhaps most importantly, CBP has made progress in overcoming barriers to hiring new agents. However, our ports of entry remain understaffed; and
increased funding through the Office of Field Operations (OFO) Account is needed to help fill the shortage.

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Closing Tomorrow: Oppose Unlimited Funds for Immigrant Detention in FY19

            Please join me in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee. The letter requests the exclusion of language that grants the Secretary of Homeland Security special dispensation to transfer funds for
the purpose of detaining immigrants. Such language has been included in year’s prior appropriations bills, granting the Secretary of Homeland Security an unwarranted degree of discretion.

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Support Global Democracy Programs

Please join us in supporting robust funding for democracy assistance in both the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus and Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bills.

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