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BRIEFING TODAY: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Dietary Guidelines

April 30, 2019

As chair of the Baby Caucus, I would like to invite you and your staff to a briefing held in cooperation with Senator Murray to learn more about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025. The guidelines are reviewed and updated every five years since
1990. These recommendations greatly influence federal, state and local nutrition programs, as well as industry practices. The purpose of the guidelines is to promote eating habits and active lifestyles that improve the health of all Americans. This year the
guidelines will include recommendations for babies and pregnant mothers for the first time

Join the Congressional U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus

April 30, 2019

We write to invite you to join the Congressional U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus for the 116thCongress to celebrate and reinforce the strong bilateral relationship the United States and the Philippines have enjoyed for over a hundred years.
The U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus will serve as an informal, bipartisan group of Members dedicated to maintaining and strengthening U.S.-Philippine cooperation on political, economic, and security issues, as well as addressing the domestic needs and concerns
of the millions of Filipino Americans residing throughout the United States. 

Help Mobile Home Residents – Cosponsor the Frank Adelmann Manufactured Housing Community Sustainability Act

April 30, 2019

Manufactured homes – traditionally referred to as mobile homes – are a vital aspect of our nation’s affordable housing stock for many working families, as well as the elderly and rural Americans.  In fact, more than 17 million Americans live in manufactured
homes across the country and are typically located in communities commonly known as mobile home parks.

**CORRECTED TIME** Experience the Future of Shipbuilding and Workforce Development: Visit the Digital Shipbuilding Mobile Experience on Capitol Hill

April 30, 2019

By now you should have received an invite from Huntington Ingalls Industries to visit Newport News Shipbuilding’s Digital Shipbuilding Mobile Experience Trailer on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The trailer will be located
outside across from the U.S. Botanic Garden on First Street SW between Independence Ave SW and Maryland Ave, SW.  As members of the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus and the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus, we hope that you and your staff will
join us in visiting and learning more about the future of shipbuilding and workforce development.

TOMORROW: Briefing on Ending Violence and Saving Lives Through Providing Community De-Escalation Education and Training

April 30, 2019

By now, your office should have received an invitation from Black Women for Positive Change for a May 1st staff briefing on the important role that broad-based de-escalation training can play in helping to combat violence in our communities. 
Among the speakers at the briefing will be community leaders, including the Police Chief of the District of Columbia, 100 Fathers Inc., and the National Black Nurses Association to talk about how Congress can help make our communities safer.  

Cosponsor H.R. 1896, the Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Act

April 30, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 80 percent of military-connected children attend public schools. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office reported that data concerning the academic outcomes of these students
was limited. In response, the Every Student Succeeds Act included the military student identifier (MSI) to require that public schools identify and report on the academic outcomes of military-connected students.

Help Recognize the Achievements of Vietnamese Americans in the United States

April 30, 2019

Please join us in introducing a resolution to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in the United States.