Reduce Teacher Shortages – FINAL CALL FOR ORIGINAL COSPONSORS

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: craig.dulniak@mail.house.gov Date: 7/30/2014 Reduce Teacher Shortages Support the Maximizing Opportunities and Retaining Experienced (MORE) Teachers Act Current co-sponsors: Ellison, Kirkpatrick Supported by the National Education Association Dear Colleague: Teachers are struggling to remain in the middle class. While average student loan debt has increased over the last decade and […]

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Join Leading Higher Ed Organizations and Support H.R. 4643, the Bereaved Borrowers Bill of Rights

From: The Honorable Rick Larsen Sent By: Kate.Craddock@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 4643 Date: 7/18/2014 Cosponsor H.R. 4643, the Bereaved Borrowers’ Bill of Rights Endorsed by the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Current Cosponsors: Eleanor Holmes Norton […]

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Give Non-Violent Offenders a Fresh Start in Life

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: david.greengrass@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3014 Date: 7/16/2014 Give Non-Violent Offenders a Fresh Start in Life Cosponsor H.R. 3014, The Fresh Start Act Dear Colleague: Even if you commit a non-violent offense, you may face a life sentence.  That’s because the stigma of your conviction will follow you around for the rest […]

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Reduce Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

The integrity of the criminal justice system is suffering from a crisis of public trust. From the biased use of “stop and frisk” policies to drug sentencing disparities, there is a widespread belief that racial disparities pervade the system. These disparities undermine confidence in the system and threaten the cause of justice.

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Protect Consumers from High Car Rental Taxes (v. 3)

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: david.greengrass@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2543 Date: 7/12/2014 Protect Consumers from High Car Rental Taxes Cosponsor H.R. 2543, The End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2013 Supported by: Advantage Rent A Car; Alamo Rent A Car; American Car Rental Association; American International Automobile Dealers Association; American Society of Travel […]

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Cosponsor the Expanding Nonpostal Services to Americans Act

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: michael.fulton@mail.house.gov Date: 7/12/2014 Cosponsor the Expanding Nonpostal Services to Americans Act Dear Colleague: I urge you to join me as an original cosponsor of the Expanding Nonpostal Services to Americans Act. As you may be aware, the United States Postal Service (USPS) receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and […]

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Cosponsor the Postmark Payment Act of 2014

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: michael.fulton@mail.house.gov Date: 7/12/2014 Postmark Payment Act of 2014 Dear Colleague: In recent years, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has proposed making unprecedented cuts to first-class mail, including ending Saturday delivery. This action would slow delivery and for the first time in 40 years will eliminate the chance for stamped […]

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Cosponsor the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas (v. 2)

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: michael.fulton@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3015 Date: 7/12/2014 Cosponsor the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas Cosponsor: Rush, Schakowsky, Cartwright Dear Colleague, I urge you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 3015, the Supermarket Tax Credit for Underserved Areas. This bill would provide tax incentives for the establishment of supermarkets in empowerment zones […]

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