Improve Access to Health Ca Support Community Health Centers

March 21, 2019

Please join us in sending the attached letter to Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro and Ranking Member Tom Cole urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to provide robust funding for the Health
Center Program in Fiscal Year 2020.

Support Strengthening the Social Security Administration in FY20

March 21, 2019

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to appropriators urging more funding for Social Security Administration (SSA) operating
expenses in FY2020.

Support Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs

March 21, 2019

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.

Increase EEOC Funding to Combat Workplace Harassment and Enforce Equal Pay Data Collection

March 21, 2019

Please join us in requesting that Chairman Serrano and Ranking Member Aderholt provide an additional $20 million for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations
bill so that the EEOC can properly pursue justice. Of the additional funds appropriated, we recommend that at least $5 million be used to collect and enforce summary employee pay data as mandated by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in March

Support FY2020 Rural Health Care Appropriations!

March 21, 2019

Please join us in signing a letter to appropriators in support of key rural health care priorities. Rural health care providers ensure essential health care services are available to a population that is older, sicker, and poorer than urban counterparts.
Rural populations are further impacted by disappearing care. Unfortunately 102 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and nearly 700 additional facilities are vulnerable to closure—this represents over 1/3 of rural hospitals in the country. In order to ensure
a healthy future for rural America, we need Congressional support.

Closing TOMORROW – American Battlefield Protection Program

March 21, 2019

America’s preserved Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefields are living monuments to the courage and sacrifice of those who served during these
formative conflicts in our nation’s history. These beautiful and timeless landscapes are outdoor classrooms that inspire our young and draw millions of tourists each year.

Protect Worker Safety: Please Join Letter to Support OSHA’s Budget

March 21, 2019

To sign the letter, please add your name HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Whitley O’Neal (Takano) at, Maria Costigan (Courtney) at, or John Christie (Adams) at

BRIEFING TOMORROW: Protecting and Promoting the Human Rights of Scientists, Scholars, and Students Around the World – Friday, March 22 @ 12:00 PM – 2044 Rayburn

March 21, 2019

Dear Colleague,

By now you should have received an invitation from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for a luncheon briefing on
Protecting and Promoting the Human Rights of Scientists, Scholars, and Students Around the World. This is one of a series of briefings being held during recess periods that highlights current research on issues that are under discussion in Congress
or by policymakers. Space is limited, so please RSVP directly to SPSSI Policy Director Sarah Mancoll ( by Friday, March 22 at 10:00 AM to confirm your attendance.



James P. McGovern
Member of Congress

Support Funding UN Peacekeeping Dues

March 21, 2019

We write to ask you to join us in sending a letter to Chairwoman Lowey and Ranking Member Rogers requesting full funding for our nation’s UN peacekeeping dues as part of the FY 2020 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations

Equal Pay Day Resolution

March 21, 2019

Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 2, symbolizes how far into 2019 women must work to earn what men were paid in 2018 alone. To highlight this critical disparity, we will introduce the Equal Pay Day Resolution on Tuesday, April 2. We hope you will
join us as a cosponsor.