Prevent F-35 Sales to Turkey

Last year, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security forces assaulted peaceful protestors here in Washington, the House of Representatives formally condemned the attack and prevented the sale of handguns to Erdogan’s bodyguards. This year, Turkey
is slated to begin receiving the F-35 Lightning II, our next generation fighter jet. Given Turkey’s authoritarian turn and hostility to U.S. interests, it is imperative that this autocrat not be allowed to receive such advanced military hardware.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Aviation Impacted Communities Act

In recent years, some communities have come to experience an increased and disproportionate share of noise and other environmental impacts stemming from commercial aviation. This has been the case even as many other areas have experienced reduced overall
noise burdens. The concerns of residents of these increasingly impacted areas are not being adequately addressed.

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Cosponsor Resolution Supporting National Men’s Health Week

As co-chairs of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, we invite you to cosponsor a resolution in recognition of National Men’s Health Week, the week that ends on Father’s Day.  This resolution will encourage men to set an example for their families by engaging
in preventative health care.  National Men’s Health Week was first passed by Congress in 1994.

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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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Support the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, a group of independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering
figure of 4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never
know the exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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