Cosponsor the Bipartisan Anti-Lunch Shaming Act (H.R. 2401)

According to a 2014 report by the USDA, nearly half of all school districts used some form of lunch shaming in order to compel parents to pay for school meals. Often, students’ hot lunches are taken away and replaced with an alternative meal, like a cold
cheese sandwich. A recent New York Times article shed light on some of the troubling practices. An elementary school in Utah threw away
the lunches of about 40 students with unpaid food bills and in Alabama a child received a stamp on the arm with the words, “I Need Lunch Money.”

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Support Accountability for Burn Pit Exposure

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers affected. Exposure can produce
serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis the
‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

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Letter to HHS: Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs to Seniors with Dementia

Please join us in writing to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding the inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to seniors with dementia. While HHS has taken some steps to reduce inappropriate prescribing in nursing home settings,
little has been done to address the risks facing seniors in other care settings. Inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs continues to be a concern in all settings, and we urge HHS to act now for the safety of our seniors.

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Updated Support Burn Pits Accountability Act

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.

Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers affected. Exposure can
produce serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis
the ‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

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LAST CALL – Cosponsor H.R. 3398, the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act – CLOSING Tuesday 9/10/18

I invite you to be a cosponsor of the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act. 
This legislation would amend the REAL ID Act of 2005 to permit Freely Associated States (FAS) to meet identification requirements under such Act. 
This matter is of great importance to citizens lawfully residing in the United States pursuant to the Compact of Free Association as it addresses the unintended negative impact of the REAL ID Act on FAS citizens’ ability to use privileges and rights
granted under the Compact.

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Cosponsor the Citizenship Empowerment Act

I invite you to cosponsor my legislation, H.R. 3113, the Citizenship Empowerment Act, to require that all newly sworn-in U.S. citizens are uniformly provided voter registration forms
at naturalization ceremonies.

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Members should serve their districts, not their own self-interest

We have all been elected to serve our constituents and the public good. Our priority should always be focused on the interests of our districts and the American people. Unfortunately, recent indictments against sitting Members of Congress have eroded the
public’s trust in their leaders. We need to hold ourselves to a high standard of transparency and ethical accountability.

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