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Research shows that students who eat school breakfast perform better on standardized tests, behave better in the classroom and have better attendance. Still, far too many students – especially those living in poverty – arrive at school hungry each day.
After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines. While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack. We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections. At the most recent DEFCON,
hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace.
As Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to struggle with widespread power outages that affect patients with life-threatening conditions, we invite you to join us in sending a letter House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
urging them to ensure that our fellow Americans are able to access the healthcare they need and deserve.
Please join me in signing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging them to address sexual abuse in US detention facilities.
Learn About the Value of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
Currently, there are no effective treatments and no cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder affecting 1 in 3,000 people. Through research conducted by the NF Research Program within the CDMRP, research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
and other public and private research partnerships, we know we will find solutions for NF patients as well as 175 million Americans suffering from traumatic brain injury, cognitive delays, various cancers, persistent pain, nerve damage and amputations.
Members of Congress have a responsibility to support and defend the First Amendment. Yet, it is also our duty to prevent its use from inflicting physical or emotional harm on other Americans. As we have seen, most recently in Charlottesville, VA and Shelbyville,
TN, hate groups have used online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to spread their hateful message around the country. It is time we understand how we can address the rise of hate crimes and prevent them from harming others.
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Friday December 1, 2017 marks the 29th annual World AIDS Day. We invite you to join us in commemorating this important day by co-sponsoring our bipartisan resolution supporting World AIDS Day and celebrating the continued bipartisan Congressional
leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and around the world.