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Support Rare Disease Day

January 31, 2018

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to leadership urging support for formally designating February 28 as Rare Disease Day, and for addressing the unique challenges facing the rare disease patient community.

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 1153 – Mortgage Choice Act of 2017

January 31, 2018

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 5th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act of 2017.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Women and Climate Change Act of 2018

January 31, 2018

All over the world, women are facing greater economic, agricultural, and health-related hardships arising from climate change. Climate change has led to scarcity, drought, food insecurity, and increased disease in many vulnerable communities. Women often
disproportionately face harmful effects through their influential roles in growing food, collecting vital resources, and providing for the economic wellbeing of their families and communities. Conflict, displacement, and refugee crises that result from climate
change sometimes lead to violence and sexual exploitation against women, as well as increased health risks and mortality rates.

Support the Call for an End to the Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade

January 31, 2018

We write to ask for your support of H.Res.401, a bipartisan resolution that calls for an end to the global dog and cat meat trade. An estimated 30 million dogs and a great number of cats are killed annually around the world for the dog and cat meat trade.
A considerable number of these dogs and cats are stolen pets, still wearing collars when they reach the slaughterhouses. Many of these animals die during transport to the slaughterhouses after days or weeks without food or water, and others suffer illness
and injury during transport. Additionally, the capture, transport, and butchering of dogs and cats and the consumption of their meat poses health risks such as rabies infection to traders, slaughterhouse workers, and consumers.

Briefing: The Health Impacts of Replacing the Clean Power Plan

January 31, 2018

Please join the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) for a discussion about the future of the Clean Power Plan and public health. In its recent Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the EPA signaled that it may to replace the Clean Power
Plan with an option that could produce little to no climate benefits and, evidence suggests, may seriously harm human health.

LETTER CLOSING TOMORROW: Per the SOTU, Let’s Get the Right to Try Act Over the Finish Line!

January 31, 2018

My friend Rep. Fitzpatrick and I are offering a letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy urging them to bring the Senate companion of the Right to Try Act (H.R. 878) to the floor of the House as soon as possible (see below). 

Join us for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 101 Briefing Tomorrow

January 31, 2018

As Co-Chairs of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Caucus, we invite you to join us to learn more about APEC and why it is important to the United States. 

Cosponsor H.Res.713 and Recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent

January 31, 2018

Please join me and cosponsor H.Res.713 – Supporting the goals and ideals of the designation of January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2024, as the “International Decade for People of African Descent”.

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 4771 – Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018

January 31, 2018

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 5th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4771, the Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018.