The League joined coalition partners in urging the Environmental Protection Agency to stay true to science and set a primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone of 60 ppb.

The League of Women Voters joined with other concerned organizations in letters to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to oppose the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee funding bill that eliminates all funding for the Title X family planning program. The League has long supported the Title X program which provides affordable family planning and reproductive health care services for many Americans.

The League opposes H.R. 2042 introduced by Representative Whitfield (R-KY). This legislation would delay implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan and allow states to opt out of participating in the first ever national standards limiting carbon pollution from power plants.

The League joined other environmental partners on a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324. The legislation introduced by Senator Capito (R-WV) would dismantle the Clean Air Act and block the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate with other reform groups expressing support for the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2015. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to buy influence with members of Congress.

The League joined other organizations on comments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The letter asks the FEC to reconsider and strengthen the rules limiting campaign contributions to candidates from those doing business with the government.

The Leagues of Women Voters of the United States, Kansas and Arizona filed a brief before the Supreme Court urging the Court to deny an appeal from the states of Kansas and Arizona in the case of Kobach v. EAC.  The brief argues that the Supreme Court has already decided that the states cannot require documentary proof of citizenship as part of the federal mail voter registration application form and that the appeal does not meet the Court’s criteria for acceptance.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing S. 1324 sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The “Polluter Protection Act” will protect big polluters by blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting Senate offices to discuss this legislation.

The League joined with other concerned organizations in a letter to the U.S House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee urging them to protect mandatory funding for the farm bill conservation program.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House urging Representatives to cosponsor and support HR 425, the "Stop Super PAC--Candidate Coordination Act." Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also deliver this letter in their visits to select office on Capitol Hill.


April 16, 2015

TO:  Members of the House of Representatives