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2016 Border Health Conference (v. 4)

August 31, 2016

I hope you and your colleagues can join me for the 2016 Border Health Conference, which will be held September 7 in HVC-201B from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.

8/25/16 CRS Report – Reforming the U.S. Postal Service: Background and Issues for Congress

August 31, 2016

This report provides background information on the responsibilities, financial challenges and workforce issues facing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Sign-On Letter: Protect U.S. Military Music Ensembles (v. 6)

August 31, 2016

We write to ask you to join us in sending a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee, urging them to preclude any language from the final Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill curtailing military music ensembles.

8/24/16 CRS Report – Iran’s Foreign Policy

August 31, 2016

Some experts assert that the goal of Iran’s foreign policy is to overturn a power structure in the Middle East that Iran asserts favors the United States and its allies Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Sunni Muslim Arab regimes.

Support Improving Access to Cancer Clinical Trials (v. 6)

August 31, 2016

We ask that you please join us in writing to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the importance of improving patient participation, enrollment, retention, and equitable access to oncology clinical trials.

H.R. 3559: Support a Solid Start for Small Business Owners (v. 3)

August 31, 2016

Would-be entrepreneurs who buy franchises with government-guaranteed loans should receive accurate financial data from the franchise corporation.

Tell ICE to Expand Phone Access for Individuals in Detention Facilities Nationwide (v. 5)

August 31, 2016

I write to ask you to join me in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asking them for their commitment to expanding phone access for individuals housed at ICE and ICE contracted detention facilities nationwide.

H.R. 863 – STARS Act (v. 5)

August 31, 2016

As if the tax code is not complicated enough, the federal government continues to make it even more difficult for small employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provisions, also known as the employer mandate.

H.R. 1343 – Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmission Program Act of 2015 (v. 3)

August 31, 2016

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was created due to concerns that too few resources were being spent on reducing acute care hospital readmissions.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Campus Sexual Assault Whistleblower Act (v. 4)

August 31, 2016

In the last year alone, there have been several cases where universities, such as Baylor and Brigham Young, have placed honor or conduct code violations ahead of the reporting of sexual assaults on their campuses.