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Support Kingdom of Jordan in its Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis, ISIL Advance Co-sponsor H.R. 5648

October 31, 2014

Dear Colleague:
Since 1996, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been designated as a major non-NATO ally of the United States. With the Syrian conflict still ongoing, and the continued presence of ISIL dominating parts of Iraq and Syria – both of which share a border with Jordan – our current priority must be to support this important ally.

VA is critical to medicine and vets

October 31, 2014

Dear Colleague:
Last week, VA Secretary Robert McDonald published an Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun explaining the benefits all Americans gain from the VA.
I thought it is important for you to see what he has to say.

Ensure VA Medical Centers are Prepared for Ebola

October 31, 2014

Dear Colleague,
As you know, multiple Americans have been diagnosed with Ebola in recent weeks, and many more have been quarantined due to potential infection. Medical professionals have cited breakdowns in safety protocols and communications that led to health care workers contracting Ebola inside the United States.

ENERGY POLICY: Information on Federal and Other Factors Influencing U.S. Energy Production and Consumption from 2000 through 2013

October 30, 2014

According to the studies and reports GAO reviewed, several major factors, including federal activities, influenced U.S. production and consumption of fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy from 2000 through 2013. Examples of these factors include the following: Fossil energy. Advances in drilling technologies enabled economic production of natural gas and crude oil from shale and similar […]

No better time than now to rebuild America

October 30, 2014

Dear Colleague,
I want to direct your attention to two recent editorials, in USA Today and in Bloomberg View, that call for an increase in the federal gas tax. America’s aging infrastructure costs us time and money. Congestion on our roads cost Americans $124 billion last year, and poor road conditions cost each motorist an average of $377 a year in wear and tear on their car.

Make English the Official Language of the United States: Cosponsor H.R. 5473

October 30, 2014

Dear Colleague,
Today, the United States is among the few countries in the world that does not have an official national language. My “James Boulet National Language Act of 2014” solves this problem by establishing English as the official language of the United States government.

Support information privacy: Cosponsor H.R. 5202, the “Personal Information Notification Act”

October 30, 2014

Dear Colleague,
It is increasingly apparent that when personal information is obtained through an agency by an entity outside of the Government without the knowledge of the individual it pertains to, it may constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Help Improve Access to Home-Based Care!

October 30, 2014

Dear Colleague,
Passed in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees the same civil rights and equal opportunity protections to individuals with disabilities as provided on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion. The Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C.[1] that the unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions violates the ADA.

Cosponsor the Truth in Advertising Act of 2014

October 29, 2014

ear Colleague:

Please join us as cosponsors of the Truth in Advertising Act of 2014 (H.R. 4341), a zero-cost bipartisan bill that would help stem a public health crisis affecting tens of millions of Americans. Between 14 and 30 million Americans, most under the age of 25, suffer from an eating disorder, which has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses.

Reminder: Staff Briefing on Nutrition & Medical Foods, Their Affects for Physicians, Patients and Diseases

October 29, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen –

I invite you to attend a staff briefing presented by the Nutrition & Medical Foods Coalition (NMFC), regarding the modern medical foods industry.