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Briefing TOMORROW: “Cybersecurity in Healthca What Cyber Attacks Mean for Hospitals, Doctors, and Patients”

July 17, 2018

Last year, the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed operations the U.K.’s National Health Service and left doctors to treat patients without access to medical records, medical procedures were cancelled, and some hospitals had to turn sick people away. Although
the incident garnered global attention, it is only one piece of a troubling trend: a rapid rise in cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers, public health agencies, and other medical community stakeholders. Hospitals across the country – from Hollywood
Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles to Hancock Regional Hospital in Indiana – have had their systems disrupted by cyberattacks, and hackers have set their sights on large health systems and community health centers alike. A recent survey from cybersecurity
firm Imperva found that 1 in 3 healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack, and 1 in 10 have paid a ransom in the past year. This trend accompanies growing concern about vulnerabilities in medical devices. 

Help our veterans find a career in agriculture! Cosponsor the Vet-2-FARM Act of 2018 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

July 17, 2018

Please join us in being an original cosponsor of the Vet-2-FARM Act of 2018. To keep our agricultural economy strong and ensure that we can feed our growing population, we need to make a greater investment in our next generation of veteran farmers.

Lower Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

July 17, 2018

We invite you to co-sponsor the Capping Prescription Costs Act of 2018 (H.R. 6340), which would tackle the problem of high prescription drug costs that families face by placing a monthly cap on their out-of-pocket copays.

Cosponsor the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act!

July 17, 2018

            For the past 146 years, mining companies have taken more than $300 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals from our public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people – and have purchased over 3
million acres of the most valuable mining lands at the 19th Century bargain rate of
$5 an acre or less. Meanwhile, taxpayers have been left holding the bag to the tune of tens of billions of dollars of cleanup costs for abandoned mines.

Briefing TODAY: “Cybersecurity in Healthca What Cyber Attacks Mean for Hospitals, Doctors, and Patients”

July 17, 2018

Last year, the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed operations the U.K.’s National Health Service and left doctors to treat patients without access to medical records, medical procedures were cancelled, and some hospitals had to turn sick people away. Although
the incident garnered global attention, it is only one piece of a troubling trend: a rapid rise in cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers, public health agencies, and other medical community stakeholders. Hospitals across the country – from Hollywood
Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles to Hancock Regional Hospital in Indiana – have had their systems disrupted by cyberattacks, and hackers have set their sights on large health systems and community health centers alike. A recent survey from cybersecurity
firm Imperva found that 1 in 3 healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack, and 1 in 10 have paid a ransom in the past year. This trend accompanies growing concern about vulnerabilities in medical devices. 

Support conservation in the Farm Bill!

July 17, 2018

The Strengthening our Investment in Land Stewardship (SOIL Stewardship) Act of 2018 lays out a comprehensive strategy for improving working lands conservation programs that protects natural resources, supports farmers, and enhances the productivity of agricultural
lands. This legislation empowers farmers and ranchers to take on high-level conservation activities, and ensures that the 2018 Farm Bill makes impactful investments in our natural resource and the farmers who protect and enhance them.

Hill Briefing on Extreme Surveillance: “How False Narratives of Extremism Drive Surveillance of Activists of Color”

July 17, 2018

Sending Office: Committee on Homeland Security – Minority Staff Sent By: Camisha.Johnson@mail.house.gov     Hill Briefing on Extreme Surveillance: “How False Narratives of Extremism Drive Surveillance of Activists of Color”: 7/18/2018 10:00:00 AM – 7/18/2018 11:30:00 AM Room 2456, Rayburn House Office Building

7/18 CBRC: Celebrate Life Sciences Fair & Reception

July 17, 2018

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from the Coalition for the Life Sciences (CLS). On Wednesday, July 18th from
5:00PM – 7:00PM, CLS cordially invites you to attend a the Celebrate Life Sciences Fair and Reception. The event will showcase innovative and cutting-edge research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Support Accountability for Burn Pit Exposure

July 17, 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.