Support Renewable Energy and Green Jobs: Cosponsor H.Res 540

The planet continues to heat up. Recently, NOAA and NASA jointly announced that last year, 2015, was hottest since reliable record keeping began by an unprecedented amount of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. If we act fast, we can prevent future years from breaking record high temperatures.

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CALL FOR ORIGINALS: Right to Rent Act (v. 2)

While we have made great strides since the foreclosure crisis, steps must be taken to ensure families are protected in future or ongoing hard times. The Right to Rent Act (HR. 2580 – 113th) is an alternative to having underwater homes vacated when homeowners are faced with foreclosure; instead it provides relief by allowing middle-income homeowners to stay in their homes at a fair market rent.

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CALL FOR ORIGINALS: Right to Rent Act

While we have made great strides since the foreclosure crisis, steps must be taken to ensure families are protected in future or ongoing hard times. TheRight to Rent Act (HR. 2580 – 113th) is an alternative to having underwater homes vacated when homeowners are faced with foreclosure; instead it provides relief by allowing middle-income homeowners to stay in their homes at a fair market rent.

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LUNCH BRIEFING WITH GIDEON RAFF, CREATOR OF TV’S “HOMELAND”

By now you should have received an invitation to attend a lunch briefing on live animal medical training. It’s critical to get battlefield medicine right, and the medical education that our service members receive is undergoing modernization. Unfortunately, this transition has been needlessly delayed in parts of our military.

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Update the Lifeline Program & Expand Access to Broadband (v. 2)

Please join us on a letter to Chairman Wheeler offering guidance as the FCC considers updating the Lifeline program to include broadband services. The digital divide is real, and makes it much more difficult for low-income children to complete homework and adults to apply for jobs, make appointments, and pay bills. High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury and this is a rare opportunity to do something substantive about it, at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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Cosponsor the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act

We urge you to cosponsor the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act. This bill would establish an initiative to provide grants to physicians, community-based organizations, and other health care providers for diabetes prevention, care, and treatment programs in minority communities.

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Persecuting Refugees Does Not Make us Safer

The Congressional Progressive Caucus urges you to vote no on any measure that seeks to hinder our refugee resettlement program. This is a strong, nuanced program that has received strong bipartisan support over the years.

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