Archives

Support US-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

February 14, 2020

U.S.-Israel defense cooperation is a critical investment that provides security and stability to the Middle East. We urge you to join us in ensuring that funding is maintained for United States-Israel defense cooperation, and sign the FY21 submissions request
letter, below, to the House Appropriations Committee on Defense regarding the following programmatic requests:

Bipartisan Letter to Honor the American Flag in DoD Appropriations

February 14, 2020

Please join us in requesting language be added to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Department of Defense Appropriations Act requiring the Department of Defense (DoD) to buy American flags that were made in America, by American workers, using American-grown and
manufactured materials. 

Support the Maritime Security Program in FY21

February 14, 2020

Since 1996, the Maritime Security Program (MSP) has served as a vital component of U.S. military strategic sealift and global response capability. The program is designed to ensure that the United States has access to a fleet of militarily-useful commercial
shipping vessels and trained U.S. citizen merchant mariners available in times of war or national emergencies. We request your support for full funding of this program.

Support Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

February 14, 2020

We invite you to join us in signing the attached bipartisan letter to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, urging the Subcommittee to provide significant increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in fiscal year
(FY) 2021.  Congress last year made the strongest endorsement of LWCF, based on its success and near-universal popularity across the country, by voting to make its authorization permanent in S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation
Act.

Support State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (STWG) program

February 14, 2020

Please join us in supporting the highest level of funding possible for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (STWG) program in fiscal year 2021. This program is the nation’s core program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. The STWG
program provides states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian tribes with important funding to implement wildlife conservation actions needed to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered and to help recover those already listed. The program is
working to recover over 12,000 species identified by the states as Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

Cosponsor the Equality in Medicare and Medicaid Treatment Act of 2019

February 14, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3910, the Equality in Medicare and Medicaid Treatment Act of 2019.  This bill would direct the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to develop payment models that address social determinants of health and reduce
minority and rural health disparities.  

Russia: Combat Its Religious Freedom Violations in Ukraine

February 14, 2020

We invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act (H.R. 5408).

Sign letter opposing nine proposed rules and urge restoration of RFRA

February 14, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind nine proposed rules recently issued by his administration and to cease distorting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) from its original purpose. The proposed rules
would roll back religious freedom protections for individuals seeking various government-funded social services and affect:

SAVE BLACK AND HISPANIC LGBTQ KIDS FROM ABUSE & NEGLECT

February 14, 2020

Research shows that Black and Hispanic LGBTQ youth entering the juvenile justice system have higher rates of child abuse, neglect, family conflict, and homelessness as other youth. Since they still depend on their families to meet their material needs, abuse
and neglect can leave Black and Hispanic LGBTQ youth emotionally and physically vulnerable, particularly if they find themselves contemplating living on the streets with nowhere to turn for support.

COSPONSOR H.R. 1643 – THE PrEP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ACT

February 14, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor
H.R. 1643 – The PrEP Assistance Program Act which will help in the fight to eradicate the spread of HIV.