Please join us in requesting $20.1 million for the Department of State’s East-West Center (EWC) in the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill. The Center supports critical programs, such as
Asia Matters for America and the Congressional Staff Program on Asia, which has become an irreplaceable component of our public policy and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Ethics Reform Act of 1989 established the current formula for the automatic annual pay adjustment for Members of Congress, which automatically goes into effect unless denied statutorily by Congress. Many of our constituents do not receive an automatic
pay increase, and neither should Members of Congress. That is why I re-introduced the No Vote, No Raise Act that repeals the provision of law that provides for this automatic increase. If any increases need to take place, I believe Congress should have a
transparent and public vote to do so.
Please join me in fighting HIV by supporting microbicides research. Microbicides are compounds that can be self-applied to protect against sexually-transmitted infections like HIV and have the potential to reduce the spread of HIV, particularly among women
Please join us in a letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration in support of robust funding for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative in FY20.
Please join us to request funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) in the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for FY2020. The CAP authorizes the USACE to plan, design and construct small-scale water resource
projects under authority from Congress. CAP projects are cost-shared between the federal government and sponsoring local governments or agencies. CAP infrastructure investments are vital to local economies and create business and job opportunities.
We encourage you to join us in signing the attached letter urging appropriators to include $424 million for Title VII health professions education and training programs in the upcoming FY 2020 Labor-HHS appropriations bill.
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 FY2020.
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) provides grants to states to help states respond to child abuse and neglect. Those funds are used for a variety of services and supports including establishing plans of safe care to protect newborns with
prenatal illegal substance exposure, investing in community-based prevention efforts focused on supporting families, helping create abuse and neglect investigation and reporting standards, and eliminating barriers to adoption.
Please join us in supporting increased funding for the National Cancer Institute for FY2020.