The following information is from The League Update, February 15th, 2018 edition.
League Sends Letter on Immigration to Congress
The League sent a letter outlining the necessary provisions that should be included in any immigration bill that moves forward. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting offices on Capitol Hill on this issue in the coming weeks. Tell Congress to pass the Dream Act Now!
League Joins Letter Regarding Ozone Regulations
The League joined coalition partners in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt respectfully urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize the protection of public health and finalize science-based “designations” for the 2015 ozone standard.
League Supports the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017
The League joined a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that outlines support for the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017. This legislation is scheduled for markup in the Judiciary Committee on February 15, 2018.
Opportunity to Comment on Proposal to Allow Offshore Drilling
The Trump Administration’s plan to allow drilling along coasts of the United States (except Florida) will begin moving ahead this year, if not modified after the public comment period. This will take our country in the wrong direction in addressing climate change. There is still time, but not much, to submit comments on behalf of your League opposing the proposed policy shift. All concerned Leagues and members are urged to do so. The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed some background and message points to consider when commenting. Public comment is being received through the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) website until 11:59 Eastern on March 9th.
Deadline Extended for Comments on Clean Power Plan Rollback
The EPA has extended the deadline to comment on the planned rollback of the Clean Power Plan. Interested parties now have until April 26, 2018, to submit comments regarding this misguided action. The proposed rollback will greatly weaken the requirements to curb GHG emissions, taking our nation in the wrong direction on a critically important issue. All concerned Leagues and members are urged to submit comments opposing the weakening of this pivotal US climate policy. Please review the talking points and background information developed for this purpose. LWVUS submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency with regard to their plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
LWVUS Board Adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities
The LWVUS Board set the following as the legislative priorities for 2017:
LWVUS Advocacy And Legislative Priorities
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