Support Bipartisan FY20 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants Programs Letter

Therefore, please join me in requesting that the House Appropriations Committee fund HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants Program in the FY 20 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill at $3 billion. This number takes into account the
federal budget sequestration as well as the rising housing costs in order to ensure that all families, unaccompanied youth, and individuals who are facing homelessness in the United States will soon have a place to call home.

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Don’t censor almond milk, sign the letter to FDA!

We all agree that consumers should have clear information about what products they are buying in the grocery store. In September 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a solicitation for public comment on the use of dairy foods in the labeling
of plant-based alternative products like almond milk and coconut butter. While I applaud the FDA’s desire to learn more about plant-based alternatives to dairy products, this modernization should ensure consumers can easily identify and select plant-based
alternatives to dairy products.

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Congressional Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus – Staff Briefing: Moving Towards a Mine Impact-Free Sri Lanka

On behalf of the bipartisan Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite your staff to a
briefing on mine removal efforts in Sri Lanka. This briefing will shed light on an important U.S. foreign assistance program and post-conflict reconstruction. Come hear about the steps
being taken to create a mine impact-free Sri Lanka.  This briefing will be held on
Thursday, March 14th from 11:30-12:30 in Room HC-8 of the Capitol Building.
This event will feature speakers from the HALO Trust, representatives from the Department of State’s Weapons Removal and Abatement Office, the Embassy of Sri Lanka, and MAG America. 
A light lunch will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics rules. Please
RSVP here. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 1342, the EMPOWER Care Act

We invite you to join as a co-sponsor of the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act (H.R. 1342),
legislation to reauthorize and fund the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program (MFP) for five fiscal years.
This highly successful program allows certain Medicaid beneficiaries, such as seniors and individuals with disabilities, to transition from a nursing home or institutional care to receiving care in their own homes or communities.  

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Invite – Member Day Hearing: Committee on Education and Labor

The Committee on Education and Labor invites you to testify before the Committee about your interests and priorities as it relates to the policies under the Committee’s jurisdiction for the 116th Congress.  The Members’ Day Hearing also allows
you to voice the concerns of your constituents in a public forum.  The hearing will take place on
Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

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