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Cosponsor H.R. 1553: Honor American Patriots of WWII with a “Congressional Gold Medal”

February 28, 2018

I write today to invite you to become a co-sponsor of a legislative initiative which will recognize the legacies of the estimated 12,000 Americans who joined the fight for democracy in WWII prior to the United States’ declared entry into the conflict. Prior
to the attack on Pearl Harbor courageous citizens from across the country saw the dangers represented by Nazi and Fascist aggression and voluntarily fought to prevent the associated detrimental impacts on the American way of life. Cosponsor today the “American
Patriots of WWII through Service with the Canadian and British Armed Forces Gold Medal Act of 2017” and honor these heroes.

Letter: Support the NCSDR and Request an Update on the Narcolepsy Research Portfolio

February 28, 2018

As you may know, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) coordinates research into sleep, circadian, and sleep disorders across the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over recent years, NCSDR has helped facilitate significant scientific
progress in the sleep research portfolio, most notably in 2017 when NIH-supported scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for work in this area on the body’s biological clock. Please join me in recognizing NCSDR for its leadership in this
area while also requesting meaningful feedback on the status of research in sleep disorders, particularly narcolepsy.

Support BIPARTISAN Global Response to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in FY 2019

February 28, 2018

As the Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, we urge you to join us in requesting a continuation of robust funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
in the Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies (SFOPs) Appropriations bill. The United States’ historically bipartisan commitment to PEPFAR and the Global Fund not only saves lives, but also contributes directly to stability, security
and economic growth worldwide.

BRIEFING TOMORROW: Consequences of Immigration Enforcement on Children and Families

February 28, 2018

President Trump’s executive orders on immigration enforcement and anti-immigrant rhetoric have driven a culture of fear and xenophobia that is harming immigrant communities.  We are now seeing the impact of these policies on children in mixed-status families,
whose physical and mental health, success in school and access to social services are under attack. 

Support the National Violent Death Reporting System in FY19

February 28, 2018

Please join me in a letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $23.5 million for the National Violent Death Reporting System within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention budget for FY 2019.

Support Positive Train Control and Rail Safety in the FY19 T-HUD Appropriations Bill

February 28, 2018

Please join us in requesting that rail infrastructure and safety investments be prioritized in the FY2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill with a $2.6 billion appropriation
for Positive Train Control (PTC) compliance.

Support Funding for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants in FY2019

February 28, 2018

Please join us in supporting the highest level of funding possible for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (STWG) program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. This program is the nation’s core program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. The
State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program provides states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian tribes with the resources they need to implement proactive and effective wildlife conservation actions aimed at keeping wildlife from becoming endangered.
The program has been successful in preventing the listing of federally petitioned species and helping to conserve over 12,000 species identified by the states as needing proactive attention.

Support Full Funding for the Census Bureau

February 28, 2018

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Support Stomach Cancer Research in the Department of Defense Budget

February 28, 2018

This year, an estimated 26,000 Americans will receive the devastating news that they have stomach cancer.  Tragically, nearly 11,000 individuals will die from the disease.  The unfortunate reality is that stomach cancer patients face one of the lowest survival
rates and have very few treatment options. To give stomach cancer patients a more reasonable chance at long-term survival, we must invest in much-needed stomach cancer research.  We ask that you join us in requesting that stomach cancer remain
eligible for Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) funding.