We Need Olympics Reform Now! – DOJ Now Investigating Sex Abuse Within Olympic Organizations

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and well being. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics. 

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50 Years of Sesame Street: Join the Lowey-Cole Resolution Today!

For the last 50 years, Sesame Street has been a unique, trusted, and educational force for children and is now the longest-running children’s show in American television history. 
Sesame Street has helped children around the world to grow smarter, stronger and kinder.  With a curriculum that evolves to meet the needs of every new generation, it is now a force for good in more than 70 languages and 150 countries. 
Sesame Street continues to innovate and bring critical early learning to generations through the beloved and iconic Muppets of
Sesame Street, including Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and Elmo.

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Pacific Islands Caucus: October 16th Lunch Briefing on Region Overview, Challenges and Opportunities by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

We recently formed the Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus to highlight critical issues relating to the twenty-four Pacific Island jurisdictions which, together with their exclusive economic zones, encompass an area larger than Russia and China combined.
We believe that our future will largely be determined in the Indo-Pacific and that these islands play an integral role. If you have not already done so, we welcome your joining and contributing your interests to the Caucus.

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Co-sponsor the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 1963)

Veterans of all service eras often face a number of service-connected health conditions that require continuous treatment. As many as 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – are coming home with symptoms associated
with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, according to a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation.[1]  Further, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 60 percent of veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans
are managing chronic pain.[2] Repeated studies have shown that in response to this crisis, the VA increased the use of prescription medication for pain management.[3] Tragically, the agency treated more than 66,000 veterans with opioid-use disorders in Fiscal
Year 2016.

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Call for Co-Sponsors for The Fairness and Accuracy in Criminal Background Checks Act of 2019

Many Americans continue to face an unnecessary barrier to employment as a result of faulty or incomplete criminal records released by the FBI for use in employment and licensing decisions.  Local law enforcement agencies routinely report arrest records to
the FBI; however, these same groups often fail to report important information on the final outcome of an arrest or disposition of a criminal case.[1] 

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