Closing Today COB: Ensure State and Local Governments Have a Seat at the Table During Planning Decisions

To help ensure that federal agencies closely coordinate land-use planning and other regulatory actions with states and local governments, we have prepared a draft Executive Order (EO), a draft memorandum and three draft policies that we are sending to the
Trump Administration. These documents seek to ensure state and local governments are involved in important decisions made by federal agencies that affect their livelihoods and local planning decisions.

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DEADLINE TOMORROW: Urge EPA Administrator Pruitt to Scrap Obama CERCLA Rule

Please join us in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to scrap the Obama Administration’s burdensome new financial requirements for the hardrock mining (HRM) industry in the form of the proposed
CERCLA Rule published on January 11, 2017.
This proposed regulation is duplicative, unnecessary and punitive to an industry that generates more 1.2 million jobs and provides approximately $3 trillion in added value to America’s gross domestic product (GDP).

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Urge EPA Administrator Pruitt to Scrap Obama CERCLA Rule

Please join us in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to scrap the Obama Administration’s burdensome new financial requirements for the hardrock mining (HRM) industry in the form of the proposed
CERCLA Rule published on January 11, 2017.
This proposed regulation is duplicative, unnecessary and punitive to an industry that generates more 1.2 million jobs and provides approximately $3 trillion in added value to America’s gross domestic product (GDP).

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Become and Original Cosponsor of the Bipartisan COACH Act

I ask you to support and become an original cosponsor of a bipartisan bill that would prohibit members of Congress and other employees in the Legislative Branch from flying first-class on the taxpayer dime by becoming an original cosponsor
of the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill (COACH) Act.

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Fast Facts on Gosar AMENDMENT #5 to NDAA

I invite you to support my amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require the calculation of wages for public works projects be based on actual statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as opposed to the current
process which determines these rates based on fundamentally flawed surveys within the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) within the Department of Defense (DoD).  A 2008 Department of Labor Inspector General (IG) report found that “one or more errors existed in 100
percent of the wage reports.”  Research conducted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that upwards of $13 billion could be wasted over 10 years if Davis-Bacon is left unreformed.  Another reputable economic analysis projected that reforming
the current method would have saved the federal government nearly $11 billion in 2011 alone.

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Support Bipartisan Renewable Energy Development Policy

Renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geothermal are an integral part of the United States’ all-of-the-above energy strategy.  Our nation’s public lands can play a critical role in supporting that mission, but uncertainty in the permitting process
impedes or delays our ability to harness their renewable energy potential.  To address this problem, we reintroduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.

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Support a Bill to Cut Waste, Create Jobs, and Save Billions!

I invite you to support a bill to require the calculation of wages for public works projects be based on actual statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as opposed to the current process which determines these rates based on fundamentally
flawed surveys within the Wage and Hour Division (WHD).  A 2008 Department of Labor Inspector General (IG) report found that “one or more errors existed in 100 percent of the wage reports.”  Research conducted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office
estimates that upwards of $13 billion could be wasted over 10 years if Davis-Bacon is left unreformed.  Another reputable economic analysis projected that reforming the current method would have saved the federal government nearly $11 billion in 2011 alone.

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