Cosponsor the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act: A Comprehensive Solution to the Crisis of Wage Theft (v. 2)

Today, across the country, too many people are putting in long hours on the job and working hard for an honest day’s pay, only to have their employers cheat them out of their wages. While there are many employers who do the right thing and treat workers fairly, too many others force their employees to work off the clock, refuse to pay workers the minimum wage, deny workers overtime pay even after working more than 40 hours a week, steal workers’ tips, or knowingly misclassify workers to avoid paying fair wages.

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Briefing on Global Leadership to End Child and Forced Labor

From: The Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro Sent By: brandon.honore@mail.house.gov Date: 2/26/2016 Briefing on Global Leadership to End Child and Forced Labor Thursday, March 3, 2016 3PM 122 Cannon Dear Colleague, By now you should have received an invitation to the Bureau of International Labor Affiars Briefing on Global Leadership to End Child and Forced Labor. […]

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Letter Supporting Funding for DoD’s CDMRP for Ovarian Cancer Research (v. 2)

We are reaching out to you, asking for your support to sign onto the attached letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky in support of programmatic funding for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) for Ovarian Cancer Research for FY 2017. For the last several years, this program has been funded at approximately $20 million and we are asking that this level of funding be maintained for FY 2017.

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Letter Supporting Funding for DoD’s CDMRP for Ovarian Cancer Research

We are reaching out to you, asking for your support to sign onto the attached letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky in support of programmatic funding for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) for Ovarian Cancer Research for FY 2017. For the last several years, this program has been funded at approximately $20 million and we are asking that this level of funding be maintained for FY 2017.

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Continue the Fight against Underage Drinking – Cosponsor the STOP Act Reauthorization (v. 2)

In 2006, Congress passed the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act with unanimous bipartisan and bicameral support to address the public health crisis of underage drinking. Ten years after the passage of the STOP Act, it is clear that its comprehensive approach is making a difference: According to the 2015 Monitoring the Future survey, alcohol use by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders are at their lowest levels in decades.

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Oppose H.R. 2017–The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015

We urge you to oppose the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 (H.R. 2017)—which is neither common sense nor nutrition disclosure. This bill weakens menu labeling, an important tool intended to help Americans make informed food choices at a time when obesity and other nutrition-related health problems are at crisis levels.

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Support the President’s Proposal to Stop Summer Hunger: Cosponsor H.R. 2715

At last week’s White House summit on child hunger in America, the Administration announced a bold initiative to stop child summer hunger in America by increasing access to summer meals. The initiative, modeled after the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act (HR 2715), will permanently expand the successful Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) program. Please consider cosponsoring the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act (HR 2715) to help make this proposal a reality.

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Briefing on the TPP: Is it a Gold Standard for Working People?

We have all heard that the TPP contains the “highest labor standards ever” – but what does that really mean? Has there ever been a trade agreement that successfully secured for workers the right to form a union and negotiate a collective bargaining agreement? How do any potential benefits of labor provisions measure up against potential losses caused by other provisions in the agreement? Just what is the right measuring stick by which to judge the TPP’s impact on workers?

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Become an Original Sponsor of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act (v. 2)

Every year, over 75,000 women undergo mastectomies as a way of treating breast cancer. And, while these surgeries are extensive, many insurance companies do not cover overnight hospital care, often times forcing women to go home hours after their surgeries. For that reason, I write to invite you to become an original sponsor of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2016.

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