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Support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program in FY20

March 29, 2019

As we develop the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense authorization and appropriations bills, we urge you join us and support increased production and continued investment in the F-35 program. As we face increasingly advanced global threats, it’s critical
that we continue to increase F-35 production – our nation’s only 5th generation stealth aircraft – in order to reduce overall program costs and ensure the United States maintains its competitive edge.

COB TODAY: Support funding for 400 Years of African American History Commission

March 29, 2019

I invite you to sign my letter (text below) to the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies requesting $5 million in funding for the 400 Years of African American History Commission. The Commission, established in November of 2018,
has been charged with the important task of planning programs around the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first documented Africans in the English colonies, coordinating research to study the contributions made by Africans since their arrival, and providing
grant funding to state and local organizations already pursuing similar projects. Unfortunately, without federal funding the Commission is struggling to accomplish these goals. Strong support from Congress is critical in ensuring the Commission’s success.

FINANCIAL SERVICES MEMBER DAY HEARING

March 29, 2019

The Committee on Financial Services invites you to testify before the Committee about your interests and priorities as it relates to the policies under the Committee’s jurisdiction for the 116thCongress. The hearing will take place on
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members will be provided five minutes to present their oral testimony and may also submit written testimony in advance.

LAST CHANCE: Support Diversity Among Military Officers FY20

March 29, 2019

I invite you to join me in requesting report language in the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense appropriations bill that would support robust outreach efforts to promote diversity among the ranks of our nation’s military officers.

CLOSING SOON: SUPPORT VICTIMS OF CRIME

March 29, 2019

I invite you to join me in sending the attached letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Kay Granger, as well as House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Chairman José Serrano and
Ranking Member Robert Aderholt, urging them to ensure that the FY 2020 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) appropriations cap is no lower than $2.838 billion, which is the three-year average of recent Crime Victims Fund (CVF) deposits.   Further, we request that no
funds be used from the Fund for programs that are not authorized under the VOCA statute.

LAST CALL! (UPDATED COSIGNERS) Support FY 20 Gulf War Illness Treatment Research in Defense Approps (UPDATED COSIGNERS)

March 29, 2019

We invite you to join us in sending a letter (text below) to the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee urging continued support in FY 2020 for the treatment-focused
Gulf War Illness Research Program within the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program in FY20

March 29, 2019

As we develop the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense authorization and appropriations bills, we urge you join us and support increased production and continued investment in the F-35 program. As we face increasingly advanced global threats, it’s critical
that we continue to increase F-35 production – our nation’s only 5th generation stealth aircraft – in order to reduce overall program costs and ensure the United States maintains its competitive edge.

FY20 Approps — Support Hacking for Defense, National Security Innovation Program

March 29, 2019

Please join us in supporting Hacking for Defense (H4D), a university course developed by U.S. military combat veterans and taught at universities around the country in which students apply cutting-edge research and problem-solving techniques to real-world
security problems provided by Defense and Intelligence Agencies. National security innovation and entrepreneurial education programs such as H4D are proven and effective tools for strengthening our national security innovation workforce, developing innovative
solutions to some of our most pressing national security challenges, and rapidly deploying new and vital capabilities to America’s warfighters.

LAST CALL: Support the FY20 Gulf War Illness Research Program in Defense-CDMRP Approps

March 29, 2019

We invite you to join us in sending a letter (text below) to the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee urging continued support in FY 2020 for the treatment-focused
Gulf War Illness Research Program within the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).