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Date Title Officials Location
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Stand Against LGBTQ Discrimination Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2017 Senators McCain, Gillibrand, Collins, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Transgender Service Members Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers Rep. James Langevin Unknown
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Justice Department Argument Against Protections For LGBT Workers Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Cicilline Statement on Trump's Transgender Military Ban Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Transgender Americans Serving In The Military Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
July 26, 2017 Langevin Statement on President Trump's Tweets Barring Transgender Servicemembers Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Reed Statement on Trump Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Letter to Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Confront Putin on Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Springfield, IL
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 15, 2017 Whitehouse Cosponsors Bill To Protect LGBT Americans From Housing Discrimination Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Letter to Heather Menne, Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living - Reinstate LGBT Demographic Questions on the NSOAAP Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
May 2, 2017 Cicilline Introduces Equality Act of 2017 Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Linda Sánchez Statement on Re-Introduction of the Equality Act Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Restore LGBT Questions to Key Older Americans and Disability Surveys Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Address How Education Dept. Will "Vigorously" Enforce Civil Rights Laws Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2017 Whitehouse Opposes Trump's Withdrawal Of Guidance Protecting Transgender Students Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Feb. 23, 2017 Reed Statement on Trump Revoking Protections for Transgender Students Sen. John Reed Providence, RI
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Openly Gay Members of Congress Raise Serious Concerns About Betsy DeVos' Record on LGBT Equality Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2016 Following Federal Judge's Ruling on Transgender Students, Cicilline Calls on Speaker Ryan to Bring Up Equality Act Rep. David Cicilline Pawtucket, RI
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andrian Candu, Speaker Of The Parliament - Opposing Discriminatory Legislation in Parliament Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Expresses Solidarity with LGBTQ Community Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Providence, RI
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
April 5, 2016 Letter to Chairman Culberson and Ranking Member Honda - Census Bureau to Expand Data Collection on LBGT Individuals Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington D.C.
Jan. 10, 2016 CVS Endorses Equality Act Rep. David Cicilline Pawtucket, RI
Jan. 7, 2016 Searching for and Cutting Regulations That Are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2015 Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. John Reed Unknown
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administration - Reform Screening Procedures for Transgender Passengers Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan, Department of Education - Protecting LGBTQ Students from Discrimination Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan, Department of Education - Protecting LGBTQ Students from Discrimination Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Cicilline Praises Court's Historic Marriage Equality Decision Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Langevin Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Rep. James Langevin Unknown
June 26, 2015 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Rep. David Cicilline Washington, D.C.
June 26, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Supreme Court Says "I Do' to Marriage Equality Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
April 29, 2015 Reed & Collins Lead Congressional Hearing on Youth Homelessness Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Letter to Governors - Religious Freedom Restoration Act Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 12, 2015 Letter to Alfonso Lenhardt, Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development - Funding for LGBT Rights in Central America Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Sen. John Reed Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2015 Cicilline Welcomes Appointment of Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBT Persons Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerns About Including of Brunei and Malaysia in TPP Negotiations Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Use Executive Action to Protect LGBT Immigrants Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner Ajit Pai, and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly - Ending Discriminatory Blocking of Online LGBT Resources Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 Cicilline Statement on Administration Plans to Further Extend Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Cicilline Praises White House Announcement to Protect Ugandan LGBT Community Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Cicilline Introduces Bill to Protect Basic Human Rights of International LGBT Community Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
June 16, 2014 Cicilline Praises White House Announcement that President Obama Will Sign an Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. James Langevin Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. David Cicilline Washington, DC
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Unknown
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination Rep. David Cicilline Unknown
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination Rep. James Langevin Unknown
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination Sen. John Reed Unknown
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