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Bi-Partisan Letter for Mil-Con,VA Appropriations: Research long-term treatment for veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

February 28, 2020

Please join me in requesting the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies to include language to ensure adequate long-term treatment for veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the fiscal
year 2021 appropriations bill.

Support US-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

February 28, 2020

U.S.-Israel defense cooperation is a critical investment that provides security and stability to the Middle East. We urge you to join us in ensuring that funding is maintained for United States-Israel defense cooperation, and sign the FY21 submissions request
letter, below, to the House Appropriations Committee on Defense regarding the following programmatic requests:

Appropriations: Support Transit-Oriented Development

February 28, 2020

As you consider appropriations priorities for FY21, we urge you to support the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning. The Pilot Program for TOD Planning provides grants for the planning, preparation,
or design of projects. Eligible applicants have an associated new fixed guideway or core capacity improvement project. These Planning grants are a critical tool for maximizing the value of the large federal investment that comes with the awarding of a Capital
Investment Grant. Additionally, the grants help localities intelligently conduct land use planning while the new transit corridor is being constructed or expanded. The utilization and expansion of transit-oriented development is critical to revitalizing our
cities, reducing pollution and congestion, and enhancing economic opportunity.

Support FY21 Funding to Fight Invasive Plant Species

February 28, 2020

Please join me in protecting native wildlife by requesting funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to implement programs to better control and eradicate invasive exotic plant species.

Cosponsor H.Res.458 – Reaffirming the U.S.-Tunisia partnership & supporting the Tunisian people in their pursuit of democratic reforms

February 28, 2020

On February 27, 2020, Tunisia’s parliament approved Prime Minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh’s new coalition government, marking a successful transition of leadership as Tunisia approaches nine years of democratic rule.  At this pivotal moment, I hope you
will stand with me in support of the people of Tunisia—one of our nation’s oldest partners—in recognition of their significant democratic progress over the last few years.  I invite you to
cosponsor
H.Res.458, a resolution reaffirming the U.S.-Tunisia partnership and expressing support for the Tunisian people in their pursuit of democratic reforms.

Support Robust Funding to End the Global TB Pandemic

February 28, 2020

We invite you to sign a letter urging the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee to provide robust funding for USAID’s efforts to end the threat of tuberculosis (TB). 

Support Funding for Public Health and Preventive Medicine in FY2021

February 28, 2020

Please join Representatives Dingell (MI) and Young (AK) in requesting sufficient funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) “Public Health and Preventive Medicine” line item in FY2021.

Support Defense Funding for Melanoma Research in FY2021

February 28, 2020

Please join me on a letter to the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee supporting $35 million for the Melanoma Research Program in the FY21 Defense Appropriations bill. This program is funded within the Defense Health account.

Support Funding for NIH Eating Disorders Research

February 28, 2020

We invite you to sign a letter requesting the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies (LHHS) include Committee Report language urging a continuation of and an increase in multi-institute eating disorders
research in the FY 2021 LHHS Appropriations bill.