Stop the NRA (sign this)
[ ]Stop the NRA: Block concealed carry reciprocity Tell Congress: “Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence.” Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ ]Stop the NRA The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) dream bill is moving through Congress.^1 It pushes concealed carry reciprocity, an extremely dangerous policy that would undermine state efforts to protect residents from gun violence and force every state to abide by the weakest gun laws in the country. For years, the NRA’s lock on Congress has blocked every attempt to pass proactive gun control legislation, but the gun lobby had to look to state legislatures to undermine gun safety laws and advance its “guns everywhere” agenda. Now Republicans are in control of the House and the Senate, and Donald Trump, who pandered to gun extremists on the campaign trail, is in the White House. The NRA and its lackeys in Congress see a chance to promote their reckless agenda on a national scale. We have to push back now and show our elected officials that there is a massive public opposition to the NRA’s “gun everywhere” agenda. [ ]Tell Congress: Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence. Click here to sign the petition. Every state allows some kind of concealed carry, but 39 states require a gun owner to obtain a permit before publicly carrying concealed weapons in public.^2 Some of those states require training before residents are issued permits. Some states block people who have committed violent crimes, domestic abusers, stalkers, or people with mental illness that make them a danger to themselves or others from buying a gun or getting a concealed carry permit. Nearly every state restricts residents from carrying concealed weapons in places like schools, hospitals, government buildings or bars.^3 Concealed carry reciprocity uses the differences between states’ gun control laws to water down protections across the country. It forces states to recognize concealed carry permits issued by any other state, no matter how lax the state’s permitting standards are.^4 A resident of a state whose legislature has stood up for public safety and passed gun control legislation would be no safer than a resident of a state whose legislature is in the pocket of the NRA. Years of statistics prove that comprehensive state gun laws lead to fewer gun deaths.^5 It is outrageous but not surprising that the NRA wants to undermine public safety by advancing a reckless, dangerous policy like concealed carry reciprocity. It would be even more outrageous for Congress to prove its blind allegiance to the NRA by passing it. We know that politicians beholden to the NRA won’t do the right thing unless they are forced to by their constituents. Add your voice to make sure your representatives know you expect them to stand up to the NRA, not do its bidding. Tell Congress: Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ ] Thanks for standing up to the NRA, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Michele Gorman, "[ ]Guns in America: What is national concealed carry reciprocity?" Newsweek, March 3, 2017.  2. Ibid.  3. Ibid.  4. Everytown for Gun Safety, "[ ]Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Reciprocity," accessed April 18, 2017.  5. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, "[ ]2016 Gun Law State Scorecard,” accessed April 18, 2017.
· Mon, Apr 24 · obama

re: our goal
The Democratic Party
· Mon, Apr 24 · obama

ACTION ALERT: Sharia Law Advocate
Unity -- Open Sharia Law advocate with terror ties, Linda Sarsour is going to give a commencement address at publicly funded CUNY!    Sarsour is listed as a featured speaker for the June 1, 2017, graduation at CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy in New York City.                                        In other words, hatred is welcome on campus, as long as it's from Islamist sympathizers. Here are just a few of her alarming past actions: She fundraises for the Muslim Brotherhood She has friends and family in prison for recruiting terrorists She advocates for Shariah Law            In addition, Linda Sarsour made grotesque comments back in 2011, when she publicly tweeted that she wanted to remove Brigitte Gabriel and Ayan Hirsi Ali's genitalia. Brigitte is a childhood survivor of Islamic terrorism and Ayan is a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation.   This is someone a public university endorses to give a commencement speech?  We're not going to stand for this, and neither should you.     Please call and let Dean Ayman El-Mohandes know how outraged you are that a tax funded university is allowing such a radical Islamist to give a commencement address.    Universities have become notorious for censoring free speech from those who don't cater to political correctness, but when it comes to radical Islamists, apparently, CUNY will roll out the red carpet.         Again, call and let CUNY know how outraged you are. For Freedom, ACT for AmericaYou have received this message because you have subscribed to a mailing list of ACT For America. If you do not wish to receive periodic emails from this source, please click below to unsubscribe. Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.
· Mon, Apr 24 · actforamerica

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· Mon, Apr 24 · obama

Your 1600 Daily
Everything White House for 4/24/2017. | FEATURED WHITE HOUSE MEMOToday, President Donald J. Trump will congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for breaking the record for most time in space of any American. President Trump will host a videoconference call from the Oval office with Dr. Whitson, who is currently aboard the International Space Station. The President is calling on all Americans to dream big, and bold, and daring things for our country. Putting American footprints on distant worlds is not too big a dream! MORNING: - 10:00AM: President Trump has a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station – Watch LIVE - 11:30AM: President Trump has a working lunch with ambassadors of countries on the United Nations Security CouncilAFTERNOON: - 2:30PM: President Trump signs a proclamation on Holocaust Remembrance - 3:00PM: President Trump hosts a credential ceremony for newly appointed ambassadors to Washington, D.C. - 4:30PM: President Trump meets with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford - 5:30PM: President Trump participates in a reception with conservative media - 6:30PM: President Trump has dinner with Senator John McCain, Mrs. Cindy McCain, and Senator Lindsey Graham OVAL OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS President Trump signs three financial services presidential actions. Read Remarks Presidential Memorandum on Financial Stability Oversight Council Presidential Memorandum on Orderly Liquidation Authority Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens WHITE HOUSE UPDATES Retweet Check out a 360-degree view of the Green Room NEWS FROM VICE PRESIDENT PENCE'S ASIA-PACIFIC TOUR Vice President Pence meets with Indonesian business leaders and departs for Australia. Read More Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Australia to meet with government and business leaders. Read More Vice President Pence makes remarks to the United States - Australian Business Community. Read More Vice President Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball hold a joint press conference. Read More PRESS ROOM Read the press gaggle with Sean Spicer here. Today's press briefing will take place at 1:30PM ET in the White House Briefing Room with Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Watch it LIVE here. NEWS REPORTS - NBC News: "Charity Worker Detained in Egypt for 3 Years Credits Trump for Release" Read More - Fox Business: "Trump Order Gives Mnuchin Green Light to Take 'First Step' on Tax Reform" Read More Privacy Policy Contact the White House Unsubscribe
· Mon, Apr 24 · presidenttrump

More fake news
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· Mon, Apr 24 · fund-conservative

What we did yesterday
Friend -- Yesterday was a big day for science, progress, and facts. Help carry this momentum forward as we build for the fights ahead -- chip in now to keep the momentum strong: Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

Sign the petition: Big Pharma is the problem with American health care
[ ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Petition to Congress: "Support real solutions that reform health care by cracking down on Big Pharma. Pass The Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act." Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Despite the demise of Trumpcare, Republicans have not given up on their dream of stealing health care from millions of Americans.^1 We stopped one bill for now, but we need to stay on offense. Americans still pay the highest prices in the world for pharmaceutical drugs, and too many still must choose between groceries and medicine. Republicans are the party of no health care. Democrats need to be the party of better health care. That means cracking down on Big Pharma’s price gouging, and Sen. Al Franken and Democratic allies in the Senate have a bold, comprehensive bill to do just that.^2 It’s time for a show of force to highlight that progressives have the courage to take on Big Pharma and bring down prescription drug prices. [ ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Click here to sign the petition. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley and more are standing alongside Sen. Franken and pushing for the most comprehensive bill to reform American health care by bringing down prescription drug prices.^3 Big Pharma is one of the biggest drivers of our high health care costs. Massive pharmaceutical monopolies rake in money with little incentive to innovate or lower prices. Drug companies have successfully lobbied to bar Medicare from using its massive buying power to negotiate lower drug prices, inflating the market for pharmaceuticals. They buy up exclusive rights to drugs and jack up the price, like “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli did.^4 This bill tackles prescription drug prices on multiple fronts by promoting:^5 * Transparency, forcing drug companies to be open and honest about how they arrive at their ridiculous prices * Affordability, letting Medicare negotiate discounts, monitoring price spikes, and allowing the importation of safe and affordable drugs from Canada * Innovation, from new funding for research and trials to awarding prize money for new cures * Competition, ending tax breaks for Big Pharma’s constant television ad campaigns and boosting generic drugs. Repealing health care is off the table. Fixing the Affordable Care Act and expanding it by moving toward Medicare for All and cracking down on high drug prices are the only options the American people will accept. This bold bill shows that progressives have health care solutions that will benefit all Americans, and we need to get behind it in a big way. [ ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Click here to sign the petition. After a long campaign promising to take on Big Pharma, it took Trump less than two weeks to echo the Wall Street line. At a White House event, immediately after talking to pharmaceutical representatives, Trump said nothing about price negotiations or importation. Instead, he promised tax cuts and fewer safety rules on companies that already rake in record billions in profits.^6 A huge show of support for this new bill will help show the clear contrast between Trump Republicans, who want to help Big Pharma and health insurance companies, and Democrats who stand with everyday Americans who need health care. Let’s show that progressives have solutions – and keep the pressure on Congress to take positive steps instead of floating new health care repeal plans. Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Click below to sign the petition: [ ] Thank you for speaking out, Murshed Zaheed, Political Director [ ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ►  1. Lisa Mascaro and Noah Bierman, “[ ]White House and GOP aim for do-over of failed Obamacare repeal, but chances for agreement are slim,” Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2017.  2. Sen. Al Franken, “[ ]As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices,” March 29, 2017.  3. Ibid.  4. Judd Legum, “[ ]‘It’s Criminal': Congressman Wants ‘Pharma Bro’ To Testify Under Oath,” ThinkProgress, Sep. 22, 2015.  5. Sen. Franken, “[ ]As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices.”  6. James Downie, “[ ]Trump is handing Democrats a gift on drug prices,” The Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2017.
· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

Here's to you, Anne!
The Democratic Party
· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

CREDO is fighting for climate justice
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· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

Fight back against the anti-science GOP (add your name)
Today is Earth Day, and thousands marched to protect our planet from the anti-climate change, anti-science Trump administration and GOP-controlled Congress. Add your name to stand with Democrats as we fight to save our planet:
· Sat, Apr 22 · obama

This Is Your Chance, Unity
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· Sat, Apr 22 · actforamerica

Weekly Update: Congress faces budget decision
Dear Friends - It's spring time in Washington and that means you can count on two things: the cherry blossoms returning to bloom and Congress renewing the budget and appropriations process. The season always kicks off with the release of the president's budget, which serves as a recommendation to Congress. The House and Senate Budget Committees then produce budget resolutions of their own that, if passed, guide the Appropriations Committee in drafting the 12 actual spending bills that fund federal agencies and programs. Those bills come to the House floor for an up or down vote. This process, known as regular order, is how budgets and spending bills should be considered and enacted. But recently that has not been the case. In fact, for the past eight years (check), the federal government has been primarily funded by what are known as continuing resolutions or "CRs." These bills simply fund the government at the previous year's overall top line spending figure, denying federal agencies, particularly the Department of Defense, the certainty needed to operate effectively. The current CR runs out on April 28th. This means Congress has a choice to make: either do the work we were all sent here to do and pass a proper spending bill or kick the can down the road and pass another CR. My view is as simple as the choice we face: a CR would be a non-starter for me because of the damage another CR would do to our military readiness and national security. In the House Armed Services Committee we have heard from our nation's top military leaders and their message is clear - we cannot afford another CR. Here are some of the specifics they've shared with the Committee: Expected pay will be cut and deployments will be announced last minute, which will cause serious disruption to military families. A year-long CR will force the military to cancel the induction of thousands of service members. Even war fighters deploying around the world will be denied the training they need to accomplish their mission safely. It is impossible to make up for deferred training. Squadrons will stop flying and ships will stop sailing: Years of defense cuts have reduced aircraft and ship availability, leaving the military ill-equipped to absorb more cuts without operational impact. We will do lasting damage to military readiness: The services, already struggling to maintain a ready force with insufficient resources, will be unable to avert lasting damage to the military. And that is the condensed list. Clearly, the damage that will be done by another CR would put our servicemen and women in danger and do real harm to our national security. That is not a consequence I can accept and so I will vote against a CR of any length. I am pushing to ensure Congress does the difficult work of governing and makes the tough choices necessary to successfully complete the budget and appropriations process. In fact, I again introduced a bill that says if Congress doesn't pass a budget, Members of Congress should not collect a paycheck. If you have thoughts or concerns about the budget and appropriations process that you'd like to share, I encourage you to email me. Your thoughts and feedback help me better represent you in Congress. It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House. Sincerely, Rob P.S. The Daily Press covered an event where I shared more thoughts on the upcoming budget debate and you can read that article by clicking here. Unsubscribe:
· Sat, Apr 22 · wittman

This Earth Day, Delaware is already acting on climate change
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Today, we're also showing our support for the incredible scientists who selflessly perform the medical and environmental research that is crucial to ensuring our families have clean water to drink and clear air to breathe. Our scientists work incredibly hard, not for fame or fortune or to advance a political agenda, but for the pursuit of knowledge and with the hope that their work may save a life, lead to an important breakthrough, or help protect our shared planet. For decades now, thousands of climate scientists have produced overwhelming evidence that concludes our climate is changing and humans are directly contributing to these changes. In Delaware, we're already seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true threat climate change poses to our low-lying state. 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The Southbridge Wilmington Wetlands Project will create a high functioning wetland to handle excess storm water runoff and reduce chronic flooding in the Southbridge neighborhood. < > I then met up with DelDOT officials in Odessa to view sections of Route 9 that are being considered for permanent closure due to frequent flooding. Twice a day now, the incoming tide "overtops" � or covers up � entire sections of the road. Climate change isn't just an environmental issue. All along Delaware's coast, from Claymont to Fenwick, it's a transportation issue and it's a safety issue for many families. < g> Just outside of Dover Air Force Base, I next visited St. Jones Reserve, a component of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR), which is conducting research on long-term weather changes and water quality, and measuring impacts of climate change on plant and animal life in Delaware's wetlands and marshes. Ongoing research conducted at the reserve continues to show that warmer waters and sea level rise are threatening the long-term viability of Delaware's marshes. Tidal marshes like St. Jones Reserve act as natural buffers between Delaware's coastal communities and incoming tidewaters and storm surges. Without healthy tidal marshes like St. Jones Reserve and the marsh at Prime Hook Wildlife Reserve, which bore the brunt of the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy, Delaware's coastal communities are more vulnerable to massive flooding as we see larger, more unpredictable storms due to climate change. <> I finished out the day in Dewey Beach, first visiting the Dewey Lions Club that has taken on the project of preserving the marsh next to their property because it's an important part of the community and should be protected for the generations to come. I next joined Chris Bason, Executive Director of the Center for the Inland Bays who showed me the living shoreline being built around Dewey to keep up with rising seas. While the Center for the Inland Bays has worked with local officials, the state and the Army Corps of Engineers to help mitigate the immediate threats from rising ocean water on the coast, Dewey residents also face rising waters from the Delaware Bay. < > Clearly, there is far more work to do to insulate Delaware from the threat of climate change, but I'm heartened to see that Delaware is taking this threat seriously and leading the way. Unfortunately, President Trump's budget blueprint released last month proposed short-sighted budget cuts to a number of programs that Delaware relies on to combat climate change, build and maintain resilient coast lines, and fund cutting-edge scientific research to help combat this unprecedented challenge. 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· Sat, Apr 22 · carper

Your 1600 Daily: Weekend Edition
Everything White House for your weekend. | WEEKEND EDITION President Donald J. Trump's Weekly Address to the Nation THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American. Read More President Trump signs S. 544, The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act. Read More Vice President Pence thanks sailors aboard U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. Read More IN CASE YOU MISSED IT POTUS to Call Space to Congratulate Record Breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson. Read More President Trump: Buy American, Hire American. Read More President Trump Welcomes the New England Patriots to the White House. Read More NEWS FROM VICE PRESIDENT PENCE'S ASIA-PACIFIC TOUR Vice President Pence arrives in Indonesia. Read More UPCOMING EVENTSTHIS WEEKEND: April 22nd & 23rd: The White House grounds open for 2017 Spring Garden Tours Read More April 24th: President Trump calls space to congratulate record breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson Read More Privacy Policy Contact the White House Unsubscribe
· Sat, Apr 22 · presidenttrump

Add your name if you believe in science
Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change and nullified President Obama's Clean Power Plan. House Republicans voted to restrict the EPA from basing decisions on scientific facts. And EPA administrator Scott Pruitt ignored decades of scientific research to keep a toxic pesticide on the market. Today as Americans across the country march for science, say you're ready to fight back against the anti-science GOP:
· Sat, Apr 22 · obama

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· Sat, Apr 22 · connolly

The Scoop: Work Visas, Prescription Drug Prices, Medicare Fraud, Hearing Aids
<> About Grassley < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww> Constituent Services < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww> News Center < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww> Contact Grassley < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww> Grassley Direct I spoke with < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww =969712645451453> Tom Williamson of KIIC Radio in Albia and Kyle Ocker of The Knoxville Journal Express about my inquiry into health insurers' gaming of Medicare Advantage, mental health care, the pending nominations of the secretary of Agriculture and the associate attorney general, my voting record and Veterans Affairs whistleblower protections. Q&A: Skilled Foreign Work Visas Q: What's happening with your efforts to improve the skilled foreign worker visa programs? Q: How would your bipartisan legislation fix what's broken? < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww s&redir_log=277859701069546> Quick Links A health insurer reportedly is charging customers more for a brand name prescription drug than a generic drug when the insurer's own doctors explicitly prescribed the brand name drug for medical reasons. I wrote a letter < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fou 26crop%3d14394.8945455.5534524.7338375%26report_id%3d%26redirect%3dhttps assley-seeks-answers-reported-%2525E2%252580%25259Cbrand-penalty%2525E2% 252580%25259D-charged-patients-over-name-brand%26redir_log%3d26078068073 9994&redir_log=659987598472241> seeking answers from CareFirst < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fou 26crop%3d14394.8945455.5534524.7338375%26report_id%3d%26redirect%3dhttps 52fconstituents%252f2017-04-17%252520CEG%252520to%252520CareFirst%252520 %252528Brand%252520Penalty%252529.pdf%26redir_log%3d280112895878804&redi r_log=374905799712073> on this practice. 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This is just the latest incident to come to light. After I pressed on numerous such incidents around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made clear < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww tificationGenInfo%2fDownloads%2fSurvey-and-Cert-Letter-16-33.pdf&redir_l og=643822688949932> that social media exploitation is a prohibited form of abuse. After reports of a large psychiatric services company's inability to properly care for its patients, I sought answers < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fou 26crop%3d14394.8945455.5534524.7338375%26report_id%3d%26redirect%3dhttps assley-continues-inquiries-psychiatric-services-company-amid-reported-pr oblems%26redir_log%3d082081958508935&redir_log=195047318772134> from a government watchdog and an accrediting organization. This work continues as reports of new problems arise. I am continuing my inquiry < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fou 26crop%3d14394.8945455.5534524.7338375%26report_id%3d%26redirect%3dhttps assley-continues-oversight-medicare-advantage-payments-seeks-updates-ans wers%26redir_log%3d26682742273919&redir_log=487993814962113> into the Medicare Advantage program. The federal government is doing a poor job of monitoring insurers' gaming to boost their payments at taxpayer expense. I requested information < &crop=14223.8965717.5533788.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fou 26crop%3d14394.8945455.5534524.7338375%26report_id%3d%26redirect%3dhttps 52fconstituents%252f2017-04-17%252520CEG%252520to%252520CMS%252520%25252 8Risk%252520Score%252520Follow%252520Up%252529.pdf%26redir_log%3d7701142 56629818&redir_log=470598511652104> on what the agency in charge is doing to protect taxpayers. 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· Sat, Apr 22 · grassley

April Recess Round-Up
The Lonestar Weekly The Lonestar Weekly About For Texans Issues Newsroom Contact April Recess Round-Up There's no place like Texas, and the Senate's April recess was a great opportunity for me to visit many parts of our great state. In just a few weeks, I was able to visit with hundreds of Texans in ten cities. Here are a few highlights of my travels in Texas over the past two weeks. In East Texas, I visited Texarkana College to learn about their partnership with the Red River Army Depot. This state-of-the-art facility trains East Texans and partners with the U.S. Army, one of the largest employers in the region. Heading towards our state's Big Country, I spent time with the men and women of Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene. After getting a look at the C-130J and B-1 aircraft, I had the honor of presenting a local veteran's son with a long overdue POW medal that my office was able to help secure. In Midland, I spoke with staff and volunteers at the West Texas Food Bank about my new bill to reduce hunger, which was modeled after the great work they've done at the food bank to more efficiently coordinate with other groups to serve almost 20 counties in the Permian Basin. Looking towards our Oklahoma border, I was honored to present Veterans Affairs Police Officer Brandon Holloway the Congressional Badge of Bravery and visit with the Dallas Police Department and others in the North Texas law enforcement community. I also discussed a bill with the Fort Worth Police Department that I've introduced to encourage police departments to hire veterans. I also had terrific visits with Texans in Laredo, Mission, Corsicana, San Angelo and Austin. From one part of our state to the next, I heard stories about economic opportunity and challenge, the importance of trade, and our charitable spirit. I am truly blessed to work on behalf of the almost 28 million people who call Texas home. 517 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 Main: 202-224-2934 Fax: 202-228-2856 Get Assistance This message was intended for: xxx You were added to the system October 8, 2015. For more information please follow the URL below: Follow the URL below to update your preferences or opt-out: To unsubscribe from future mailings, send an email to mailto:xxx?Subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20further%20mailings with "Unsubscribe" as the subject line.
· Sat, Apr 22 · cornyn