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Contacting Elected Officials; All levels
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We have a wealth of findings about women. Here is a selection for #InternationalWomensDay
Many around the world say women’s equality is very important, according to our 2015 global survey. This sentiment was strongest in North America, Europe and Latin America. #InternationalWomensDay
A record number of women are now serving in the new U.S. #116thCongress. #InternationalWomensDay
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Breaking: H.R.-1 aka The For The People Act, which includes electoral reform has passed the House in a party line vote. Even tho McConnell has denounced this and the GOP Sen are going nuts, this is a BIG deal. Thank you #116thCongress & @SpeakerPelosi !…
2- Note that this is the bill that McConnell has said he won't allow a vote on, saying "Because I get to decide what we vote on.” as his reasoning. This won't be McConnell's last act of obstructionism, but hopefully the one that tanks him. #FridayFeeling…
3- This from yesterday @ McConnell's efforts to block this bill. Seems that the ONLY way the GOP can win any election is with gerrymandering and other forms of election tampering & that's what this is about for McConnell!…
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As the agenda for the #116thCongress is being set, I’ve held several meetings with top administration officials and North Dakota leaders this week to discuss shared priorities.
Yesterday I met with @TheJusticeDept nominee William Barr.

We discussed states’ rights and my concern about the consolidation of litigation authority that's empowered bureaucrats to fight against @POTUS.

He's a qualified nominee and I look forward to supporting him. Image
This morning I spoke with @SecWilkie about rural health care, strengthening the relationship between @DeptVetAffairs and Native American veterans, and giving them health care control.

As a member of @VAChair, I plan to bring him to our state to meet North Dakota veterans. Image
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All Members of All House Committees #116thCongress


Twitter Handles for All House Members

THREAD w/ graphics for All #HouseCommittees⤵️

(*Except the 3 Committees for which GOP have not chosen members*)
The 3 Committees for which GOP have not chosen members & their jurisdictions:
Oversees federal elections
Investigates potential gov't ethics violations
Investigates intelligence-related activities
THREAD #HouseCommittees #116thCongress
House Administration Committee
**Still awaiting GOP #116thCongress Committee Assignments**
1316 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202 225-2061
Fax 202 226-2774
@HouseAdmin_Dems @HouseAdmnGOP
THREAD #HouseCommittees #116thCongress
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All Members of All Senate Committees #116thCongress
Check which ones your Senator is on and what they do.
Then contact them on the issues. Repeatedly.
NOTE: *If your Senator is not on a Committee, but you want to contact Senators on a Committee issue, then use Committee address*
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee #116thCongress
328A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510
PHONE: (202) 224-2035 FAX: (202) 228-2125 @SenateAgGOP @SenateAgDems
Senate Appropriations Committee #116thCongress
Room S-128, The Capitol Washington, DC 20510 Phone 202-224-7257 @SenateApprops (Dems)
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The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (#HSGAC) has a long tradition of working across the aisle to find areas of agreement to solve problems.
Under my chairmanship we developed a mission statement for the committee: to enhance the economic and national security of America and promote more efficient, effective and accountable government.
I’m honored to continue leading the committee’s important work on serious issues facing our nation – border security, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection to name a few – in this nonpartisan spirit during the #116thCongress Image
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Did I Really Go To the Hill with @runningstart to Meet the New Women Members If I Don’t Post About It?: A Thread. #116thCongress #ILookLikeAPolitician
First stop: the office of @RepHaleyStevens of Michigan, who’s presiding over the House as I type! @SusannahWDC, @JessicaNGrounds, and our new intern Chloe loved getting to meet her awesome staff!

Warning: I was the designated selfie arm, so be prepared for tons of awk selfies 😂
Next: the youngest woman elected to Congress at 29-years old, the office of @RepAOC of New York (shoutout to the Bronx, where I used to work at @WomanHOOD_Bronx! 💜). She’s so impressive, and I admire her authenticity #116thCongress
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“And when your son looks at you and says ‘Mama look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said ‘Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.’” - Rep. Rashida Tlaib
#WhyIsayFuck #116thCongress
“People are like, ‘Rashida, maybe you should put the bullhorn away.’ No! ‘Maybe you shouldn’t wear those gym shoes everywhere.’...I say fuck that.” h/t @rerutled #WhyIsayFuck
“I didn’t change or try to run away from being Arabeyya,Muslimah, Falestenyya &’s such an addition on top of that to being a badass organizer.Don’t ever let anyone take away your roots,culture,who you are bec when you(don’t change) people love you & you win” @RashidaTlaib
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Some faces of the new #116thCongress 💪🏾

• Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH)
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
• Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
• Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT)
• Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
• Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Moments from a historic day in the #116thCongress:

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) holds Rep. Eric Swalwell’s baby during the swearing-in ceremony.
This is the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

These are some of the books used to swear in new members:
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It is an honor to welcome three talented new Representatives from IL as they are sworn-in as members of Congress in Washington: Reps. Garcia, Casten, and Underwood. In particular, Rep. Underwood’s arrival is historic as she is the youngest African American woman ever in Congress.
Rep. Underwood's career in nursing & experience with the Obama Admin prepared her for her new policy role in the House. Rep. Garcia brings a wealth of experience serving in Cook County & the General Assembly.
And Rep. Casten is a clean energy entrepreneur who brings that background to D.C. at the right moment. I look forward to working with all of them in the #116thCongress.
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1/ 2018 was a year of progress in banning the abusive practice known as “conversion therapy.”

As we start 2019, 15 states plus DC protect LGBTQ youth from this form of child abuse.
2/ Despite national, bipartisan support to end this practice, 𝟴 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 in 2018 actually cast a vote in support of “conversion therapy."

@HRC, our members and supporters mobilized to defeat these dangerous candidates at the ballot box. 🗳🗳
3/ In 2018, 6 of those candidates were defeated:

✅ @MikeLevinCA ousted Diane Harkey
@TJCoxCongress ousted David Valadao
@KatiePorterOC ousted Mimi Walters
@KatieHill4CA ousted Steve Knight
@MikieSherrill ousted Jay Webber
@XochforCongress ousted Yvette Herrell
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The #116thCongress has now opened. Members are currently voting present to signal they are here. It's needed to establish the quorum of the House.
Singer Tony Bennett is watching from the front row in the House gallery
And former CIA Director and former Rep. Leon Panetta is on the House floor to watch his son @RepJimmyPanetta be sworn in for a second term
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#116th New Congress convenes soon!
43 HOUSE SEATS FLIPPED BLUE! 🌊🌊🌊 #BlueWave2018
(*Net of 40) 64 New Democratic Members in the HOUSE!
with @TeamPelosi leading the way
What do they stand for?
⤵️THREAD of ALL New Blue Congressfolk⤵️
w/ graphic, campaign website links & Twitter
Arizona #AZ02 #116thCongress
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

"Proud lifelong Arizonan, former prosecutor & congresswoman, independent voice for working Arizona families."

Arizona #AZ09 #AZ9 #116thCongress
Representative Greg Stanton
Former Phoenix Mayor, Former Phoenix City Councilman & Attorney

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1/The G20 (Summit of the World's 20 largest economies) is next week, & trade tensions between the US & China are expected to dominate it.
The Legislature is back in session on Mon. The Gov't shutdown vs. wall argument will start, & the GOP are scrambling to squeeze in
2/whatever they can before the #116thCongress is sworn in after Christmas..(hence the Comey subpoena-which he's fighting because of the closed hearings that Judiciary want to hold)
Brace yourselves, kids. This'll be one hell of a news week! #SundayMorning
3/ AND the Special Prosecutor's report on the status of the Manafort case is due on Monday. This will publicly indicate to us just what Manafort's talking to Mueller should be a bombshell, and very, very telling. #SundayMorning
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Breaking: Much as I hate to do this to you today, kids...look at this: 'House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Comey, Lynch'
2/"The House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas for former FBI director James B. Comey and former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch to appear for closed-door interviews in a probe of how federal law enforcement officials handled investigations of Hillary Clinton’s emails
3/"and the Trump campaign’s alleged Russia ties. The orders direct Comey to appear on Dec. 3, while Lynch is to appear on Dec. 4, to speak with members of the House Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform committees. Both have already spoken with other congressional panels
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Breaking: Marsha Fudge (D-OH) has just released a statement saying that she won't be challenging Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.
#TuesdayThoughts #TeamPelosi #116thCongress
2/"BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Marcia L. Fudge endorses Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid for House speaker, abandons any plans to challenge longtime Democratic leader Former president Barack Obama hailed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday as “one of the most effective legislative
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Fascinating-but not at all shocking. NYT broke this story this afternoon. Interesting timing. Great story!
#TuesdayThoughts #Comey #Clinton #DOJ…
I'm thinking that Don McGahn must be really, REALLY happy that he's out of the WH tonight. This story is enormous. Shame Trump didn't go thru with it. The irony of having him impeached over prosecuting Comey, who cost HRC the election is just too sweet! #DOJ #TuesdayThoughts
Rep Mike Quigley (D-IL) House Intel Comm, just said that he looks forward to 'hearing Mr. McGahn's testimony on this subject', I guess that the Dems are gonna jump on this one! #116thCongress
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Opinion | Democrats want to dump Pelosi? That’s just plain dumb.
#TuesdayThoughts #TeamPelosi #116thCongress…
2/"According to lore or rumor, some ancient tribes used to place the old people on an ice floe and shove them into the frigid ocean. Whether this is true, I know not, but it is essentially what some 16 House Democrats want to do with Nancy Pelosi. Here the legend ends differently
3/"She ain’t going. Why she should be denied another term as speaker of the House is not entirely clear. One of those who wants Pelosi out is Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who promised her constituents that she would oppose Pelosi as speaker, expounding her reasoning in a Post
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The Democratic #Pelosi Opposition Letter has now been released, and signing it are: Anthony Brindisi (New York) and Ben McAdams (Utah),-who've yet to be declared winners in their races-and: Jim Cooper (Tenn.), Bill Foster (Ill.), Seth Moulton (Mass.), Brian Higgins (N.Y.),
Stephen F. Lynch (Mass.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.), Kathleen Rice (N.Y.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Linda T. Sánchez (Calif.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), Filemon Vela (Tex.), and newly elected members Joe Cunningham (S.C.), Max Rose (N.Y.) and Jeff Van Drew (N.J.). THIS MATTERS. #TuesdayThoughts
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