Prioritizing Our Workers Act

According to the PBGC, over 146,000 individual pensioners experienced cuts in pension benefits due in 2016 as a result of employer bankruptcies. These individuals chose to plan for their retirement but found their pension benefits taken away due to unbalanced
and unfair bankruptcy laws.

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Cosponsor the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act- H.R 1692

According to the Mayo Clinic, the rate of celiac disease has almost quadrupled over the past 50 years. Celiac disease is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder in which ingesting gluten causes damage to the villi of the small intestine. The only treatment
is the total elimination of gluten-containing products, including wheat, barley, and rye sources. For some, failure to avoid these can lead to life-threatening complications. Currently, this is nearly impossible to determine the presence of gluten in prescription
medicine.

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H Res 259 Iraqi Security Resolution For Co-Sponsorship

Congress passed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (Public Law No: 115-194) into law on July 7, 2018 to develop a voluntary registry of firefighters that will collect relevant
health and occupational information to determine cancer incidence and trends among firefighters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has requested information to aid in its development of the registry. To maximize firefighter participation
in the Registry and coordination of data collection, we encourage you to sign onto our comment letter.

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Protect Students and Taxpayers: Become an Original Cosponsor of the POST Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the bicameral Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers (POST) Act. Current law prohibits for-profit colleges and universities from deriving more than 90% of their revenue from the U.S. Department of Education’s federal
student aid programs. The other 10% is required to come from sources other than the federal government. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that schools are not overly dependent on the federal government for their operation and that others, besides federal
taxpayers, have skin in the game. 

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Co-Sponsor H.Res.349 Reaffirming U.S.-Japan Alliance

Congress passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) in 2016 to set up an orderly bankruptcy
process to restructure the island’s debts, pay off creditors, approve infrastructure projects, stimulate economic development, and put the Island on the path to financial recovery.

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Mental Health Parity

Please join me in cosponsoring the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, H.R. 2874.  I introduced the same legislation in the 115th Congress as H.R. 4778 and was proud to reintroduce it this year.

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Cosponsor the Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act

I ask that you join me an original cosponsor of the Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act.  This legislation would address the dangerous conditions faced by children working on tobacco farms, where they risk acute nicotine
poisoning from their contact with tobacco plants.

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