CLOSING TODAY – ROUND 2: Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

Betsy DeVos has struck Puerto Rico again. Despite
massive public outcry in opposition, the Department of Education is ignoring Congressional and stakeholder input, and is moving forward with an incredibly unfair process for colleges and universities to apply for and access disaster aid funding. On April
5, I, along with 46 of my colleagues in both chambers, sent the Secretary a
letter expressing our concerns and providing suggestions for how the Department could modify its process so that it is more responsive to Puerto Rico’s uniquely desperate situation.

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CLOSING TOMORROW – ROUND 2: Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

Betsy DeVos has struck Puerto Rico again. Despite
massive public outcry in opposition, the Department of Education is ignoring Congressional and stakeholder input, and is moving forward with an incredibly unfair process for colleges and universities to apply for and access disaster aid funding. On April
5, I, along with 46 of my colleagues in both chambers, sent the Secretary a
letter expressing our concerns and providing suggestions for how the Department could modify its process so that it is more responsive to Puerto Rico’s uniquely desperate situation.

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ROUND 2: Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

Betsy DeVos has struck Puerto Rico again. Despite
massive public outcry in opposition, the Department of Education is ignoring Congressional and stakeholder input, and is moving forward with an incredibly unfair process for colleges and universities to apply for and access disaster aid funding. On April
5, I, along with 46 of my colleagues in both chambers, sent the Secretary a
letter expressing our concerns and providing suggestions for how the Department could modify its process so that it is more responsive to Puerto Rico’s uniquely desperate situation.

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ROUND 2: Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

Betsy DeVos has struck Puerto Rico again. Despite
massive public outcry in opposition, the Department of Education is ignoring Congressional and stakeholder input, and is moving forward with an incredibly unfair process for colleges and universities to apply for and access disaster aid funding. On April
5, I, along with 46 of my colleagues in both chambers, sent the Secretary a
letter expressing our concerns and providing suggestions for how the Department could modify its process so that it is more responsive to Puerto Rico’s uniquely desperate situation.

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ROUND 2: Support A Fair Process For Colleges in Puerto Rico

Betsy DeVos has struck Puerto Rico again. Despite
massive public outcry in opposition, the Department of Education is ignoring Congressional and stakeholder input, and is moving forward with an incredibly unfair process for colleges and universities to apply for and access disaster aid funding. On April
5, I, along with 46 of my colleagues in both chambers, sent the Secretary a
letter expressing our concerns and providing suggestions for how the Department could modify its process so that it is more responsive to Puerto Rico’s uniquely desperate situation.

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CLOSING SOON – Save Lifeline: the post-Maria Puerto Rico rationale

Please join me in urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his recently-announced proposal to drastically cut the Lifeline Program, which would be a “death
sentence” for Puerto Rico, in addition to taking phone and Internet service from approximately 8.3 million of the most vulnerable citizens nationwide. I was proud to join the Congressional letter earlier this session led by my colleagues Reps. Eshoo and
Clarke to urge Chairman Pai to abandon this proposal. My letter echoes that argument, and presents Chairman Pai with an additional rationale for preserving Lifeline: post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

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LAST CALL: Superfund Enhancement Act of 2018

Long-term health difficulties, business disruption and displacement costs are all hurting residents and U.S. small businesses affected by hazardous contamination.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates as Superfund sites any land
in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste, and is a risk to human health and the environment. These sites are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
The NPL is the list of over 1,100 sites in the U.S. with known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. Of those, there are 86 in New York State alone.

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CLOSING TODAY – Save Lifeline: the post-Maria Puerto Rico rationale

Please join me in urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his recently-announced proposal to drastically cut the Lifeline Program, which would be a “death
sentence” for Puerto Rico, in addition to taking phone and Internet service from approximately 8.3 million of the most vulnerable citizens nationwide. I was proud to join the Congressional letter earlier this session led by my colleagues Reps. Eshoo and
Clarke to urge Chairman Pai to abandon this proposal. My letter echoes that argument, and presents Chairman Pai with an additional rationale for preserving Lifeline: post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

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Save Lifeline: the post-Maria Puerto Rico rationale

Please join me in urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his recently-announced proposal to drastically cut the Lifeline Program, which would be a “death
sentence” for Puerto Rico, in addition to taking phone and Internet service from approximately 8.3 million of the most vulnerable citizens nationwide. I was proud to join the Congressional letter earlier this session led by my colleagues Reps. Eshoo and
Clarke to urge Chairman Pai to abandon this proposal. My letter echoes that argument, and presents Chairman Pai with an additional rationale for preserving Lifeline: post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING – Save Lifeline: the post-Maria Puerto Rico rationale

Please join me in urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his recently-announced proposal to drastically cut the Lifeline Program, which would be a “death
sentence” for Puerto Rico, in addition to taking phone and Internet service from approximately 8.3 million of the most vulnerable citizens nationwide. I was proud to join the Congressional letter earlier this session led by my colleagues Reps. Eshoo and
Clarke to urge Chairman Pai to abandon this proposal. My letter echoes that argument, and presents Chairman Pai with an additional rationale for preserving Lifeline: post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

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