Cosponsor The Signing is Language Act

All children deserve the right to a high-quality public education, regardless of the primary language spoken at home. Thankfully the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) included a provision to increase resources for dual language learners. However,
of the more than 6,000 languages in the world, sign language is the only non-English language whose native users are not considered to meet the U.S. Department of Education’s English Language Learner (ELL) designation. Currently, eligibility for Title III
funds is tied to ethnicity and/or national origin.

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Cosponsor The Signing is Language Act- Improve Access to ESSA Title III English Learner Services for Children in ASL Using Homes

All children deserve the right to a high-quality public education, regardless of the primary language spoken at home. Thankfully the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) included a provision to increase resources for dual language
learners. However, of the more than 6,000 languages in the world, sign language is the only non-English language whose native users are not considered to meet the U.S. Department of Education’s English Language Learner (ELL) designation. Currently, eligibility
for Title III funds is tied to ethnicity and/or national origin.

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Cosponsor The Be Heard Act: Improve Access to ESSA Title III English Learner Services for Children in ASL Using Homes

All children deserve the right to a high-quality public education, regardless of the primary language spoken at home. Thankfully the
Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) included a provision to increase resources for dual language learners. However, of the more than 6,000 languages in the world, sign language is the only non-English language whose native users are not considered to
meet the U.S. Department of Education’s English Language Learner (ELL) designation. Currently, eligibility for Title III funds is tied to ethnicity and/or national origin.

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Cyber Issues in US-China Relations, July 20, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in 2253 RHOB

As Co-Chairs of the US-China Working Group, we wanted to flag this invite from the US-China Business Council and the National Bureau of Asian Research on
Cyber Issues in US-China Relations. The briefing will take place this Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in 2253 RHOB. If you have any questions or would like to join the US-China Working Group, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman
Larsen’s staff at Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov or Ashley Antoskiewicz of Congressman LaHood’s staff at Ashley.Antoskiewicz@mail.house.gov.

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The last China 101 Briefing: China’s Influence Abroad and Its Role as a Responsible Stakeholder: What It Means for U.S.-China Relations

As Co-Chairs of the US-China Working Group, we wanted to flag this invite for the last briefing China 101 Series with the US-Asia Institute. The briefing will take place this Monday, July 17, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in 2167 RHOB and will be on
China’s Influence Abroad and its Role as a Responsible Stakeholder.
 If you have any questions or would like to join the US-China Working Group, please contact Terra Sabag of Congressman Larsen’s staff at
Terra.Sabag@mail.house.gov or Ashley Antoskiewicz of Congressman LaHood’s staff at
Ashley.Antoskiewicz@mail.house.gov.

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TODAY at 12pm- Briefing on Securing America’s K-12 Schools

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, we would like to flag for you a lunch briefing entitled “Securing America’s K-12 Schools”, regarding school security on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the
Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201. If you have any questions or would like to join the Congressional School Safety Caucus, please contact Alexandra Menardy of Congressman Larsen’s staff at Alexandra.Menardy@mail.house.gov or
Rob Hicks of Congresswoman Brooks’ staff at Rob.Hicks@mail.house.gov.

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