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Support Accountability for Burn Pit Exposure

June 29, 2018

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers affected. Exposure can produce
serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis the
‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

Co-sponsor the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

June 29, 2018

On May 29, a group of independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering
figure of 4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never
know the exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

Protect Our Coastlines by Keeping the Well Control Rule in Place

June 29, 2018

We invite you to join us in urging Secretary Zinke to prioritize the economic vitality of our clean coastlines and wildlife resources by keeping in place the Well Control Rule, a common-sense safety regulation. At a time when nearly all of America’s coastal
waters have been placed on the table for increased oil and gas drilling, the Trump Administration has simultaneously taken steps to ease regulations such as this that govern the oil and gas industry. This would be an enormous mistake.

Briefing: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) Therapy

June 29, 2018

Sending Office: Honorable Bill Foster Sent By: Yasmeen.Hussain@mail.house.gov     Briefing: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) Therapy: 7/10/2018 11:00:00 AM – 7/10/2018 12:00:00 PM 121 Cannon

Join Letter to FDA and the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee to Increase Transparency and Ensure Women Have Access to Bioidentical Hormones

June 29, 2018

According to an NIH funded study, there are up to 2.5 million women in the U.S. who rely on bioidentical hormones like estriol, estradiol, and progesterone[1]. These are crucial hormones women need when going
through menopause, fertility challenges, or other hormonal imbalances.

Join 75 Co-Sponsors of the Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act

June 29, 2018

We write to ask you to join us as a co-sponsor of the Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act (H.R. 6193) which we introduced last week.

[Request for Cosponsor] Kaptur/Ros-Lehtinen Bipartisan H.Res. 926 on 2018 World Cup in Russia

June 29, 2018

As you may know, Russia will host the 2018 World Cup this June 14 to July 15, 2018. The games have an expected global viewership of 3.2 billion granting Russia significant prestige on the world stage. Meanwhile, FIFA set aside $627 million for local organization
in the country and the windfall Russia will garner from global tourism will lead to a significant boost for their economy currently saddled with global sanctions.

Co-Sponsor H.R. 1985 to Support Justice for Immigrant Children and Their Families

June 29, 2018

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 1985, the “Justice for Children Now Act of 2017,” which authorizes the appointment of 70 additional immigration judges to reduce the proceedings and the crushing caseloads carried by current immigration
judges.

Defend Our Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Attacks

June 29, 2018

Today, the world is flourishing in this era of computing, information transfer, made possible by the digital revolution. As we continue to push the limits of technology, we must deal with cyber threats. However, with innovation, we are seeing more dangerous
threats to computing networks and dependent systems. Protecting our nation from cyber-attack is the responsibility of all Americans.

“HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY”

June 29, 2018

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of H. R. 53, CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to establish and maintain a national database for human trafficking investigations. H.R. 53 requires a federal, state, and local
law enforcement agency that conducts a human trafficking investigation to enter information into the database. The Department of Justice must reduce by 20% the allocation of funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program for a state
or local government that fails to comply.