Congress may be on a break but this was a busy week across the nation. As Texans braced for Tropical Storm Harvey and dealt with its devastating aftermath, many of us were also keeping an eye on news from Washington, D.C., as legislators prepare to return from recess.
Ways to take action this week:
Stay updated on the situation in Texas
Tropical Storm Harvey has caused tremendous damage to the Gulf Coast and other parts of Texas, including Houston. More rain is predicted in the areas hit hardest by the storm, which may further overburden a region already struggling to deal with flooding and storm conditions.
Encourage family and friends in Texas who have not been affected by the storm to consider donating blood or other urgent supplies, and learn how you can help from wherever you are.
Prepare for the end of the Congressional Recess
Labor Day means the summer is almost over, and it also means Congress will soon return from its August recess. Both the House and Senate have full legislative agendas this fall, with government funding, the debt ceiling, tax reform, healthcare, and more as items they must attend to during this upcoming session. In addition, the White House has signed a memo implementing the ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, and we expect an announcement on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy.
Stay informed with one of our trusted news sources so that you can be ready to take informed action when it's needed.
New Yorkers: Read up on the implications of a Constitutional Convention
This fall, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to decide if they want to authorize a Constitutional Convention, which is the first step in re-writing aspects of New York State's Constitution. Learn more about the process and its possible impact.