Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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Stop U.S. military aid and arms sales to Saudi Arabia – To be Introduced on Tuesday pro forma

            We invited you to join us in introducing bipartisan legislation to prohibit U.S. security assistance and arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The president may request a waiver for such assistance and arms sales on a case-by-case basis,
which Congress would then need to approve by joint resolution.  Waiver requests would be accompanied by a report informing Congress of how such aid or sales advance U.S. national security and defense interests; the status of the investigation and bringing
to justice those responsible for the murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi; and a description of the state of human rights, including freedom of the press, in Saudi Arabia.

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Letter Sign on: Join Oversight Letter on B-21 Raider Long Range Bomber

I urge you to join me in writing to Secretary of the Air Force
Dr. Heather Wilson to express concern over the lack of transparency into the
Air Force’s planned B-21 Raider long range strike bomber. Nearly all aspects of the B-21 are highly classified, making Congressional oversight difficult and transparency to taxpayers nearly impossible. I strongly believe that the Air Force
can protect the sensitive technical capabilities of the aircraft from disclosure while ensuring that Congress and the American people get answers on the basic facts of this program.

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Cosponsor the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 6986, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act. This legislation amends Section 1819 of the Social Security Act to eliminate the mandatory Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training lockout for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF),
and instead allow the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to impose a lockout based on a substandard quality of care.

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Correctional Public Health and Community Re Entry Act

Addiction is rampant in United States prisons and jails, with an estimated 65 percent meeting the clinical criteria for substance use disorder (SUD). The national opioid, heroin, and substance abuse crisis is not only an incredible strain on state and county
incarceration systems but it increasingly impacting people outside of the criminal justice system.

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Cosponsor H.R. 6635, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 6635, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which would require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at
Arlington National Cemetery. An identical bill has also been introduced in the Senate by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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