Cosponsor Opportunity – Require Compliance to the INF Treaty

As Co-Chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus, we wanted to make you aware of the

linked invitation, which you should have already received, to a panel discussion and lunch on
June 11th at 11:30 am in the Capitol Visitor Center Atrium and Auditorium (CVC-200). The event is being hosted by NCTA – The Internet & Television Association in cooperation with the House Rural Broadband Caucus. The
purpose of the panel is to discuss the cable industry’s work to further the deployment of high-speed broadband in rural America and will feature industry representatives from across the country representing Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications,
Eagle Communications, Mediacom Communications, and Midco. 

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Fix the Dysfunction in Congress

The American public has signaled time and time again that it is frustrated with Washington. For far too long, Congress has failed to fund the federal government in a responsible, long-term manner, and I have consistently argued that Congress should return
to doing business on time by ending the current cycle of crisis management with stop-gap budget measures.

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Fix the Dysfunction in Congress

The American public has signaled time and time again that it is frustrated with Washington. For far too long, Congress has failed to fund the federal government in a responsible, long-term manner, and I have consistently argued that Congress should return
to doing business on time by ending the current cycle of crisis management with stop-gap budget measures.

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Cosponsor the No Congressional First Class Flights Act

Congress’ approval rating is at a dismal 20%, our national debt has ballooned to over $21 trillion, and the last time Congress passed all twelve appropriations bills on time was 1997. Congressional accountability is more important now than ever. As a step
in the right direction, I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 626, the No Congressional First Class Flights Act.

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MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT CONTRACT FOR LPD-17 FLIGHT II

Please join us in requesting specific language for a multiyear procurement contract for five LPD-17 Flight II ships be included in the FY2018 appropriations bill. Additionally, we request $975 million to efficiently procure common equipment for the other
LPD-17 Flight II amphibious warships included in the multiyear procurement. Such an increase to the FY19 President’s budget request for materials would generate large cost savings over the course of a multi-year procurement for four LPD-17 Flight IIA amphibious
warships.

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FUNDING TO SUPPORT ADDITIONAL LPD-17 FLT II IN FY2018

Please join us in requesting funding to support an additional LPD-17 Flight II in FY2018. The efforts put forth by Congress to establish a path to a 355-ship Navy necessitates further investment in shipbuilding. LPD Flight II is the affordable, capable,
adaptable and survivable next generation amphibious ship which meets our near constant need for ships of its kind around the world.

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