Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Co-sponsor The National Museum of the American Latino Act

Please join us as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach 119
million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but they also make
up the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Yet, Latinos still face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life. The growing disparity is most evident in our arts and cultural institutions.

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Join us for the Third Forum of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health

On Tuesday, July 16, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)’s new Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health
will convene for the third time to hear from experts on how the today’s media & technology may have changed or amplified the issues Black youth experience when addressing mental health. Since the start of the 21st Century, society has developed
new ways to communicate and interact. Starting with the internet, we soon gain social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Today literally billions of people around the world spend countless hours on these platforms. Along with the
advancements in our technology, our media has evolved – using the new platforms and adapting to the times.

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HEMP FOR VICTORY – CALL FOR ORIGINALS

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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Join 13 Veterans’ Service Organizations in Supporting the Bipartisan VA Emergency Transportation Act

How would you like to be a veteran who goes to a local emergency room, receives treatment, and once stabilized is told you need to travel to the nearest VA hospital, but that the cost of the ambulance service is non-reimbursable?  The average cost for this
medical transfer is $500 but it can be far more expensive if the veteran lives in a rural area.  This reality is happening to far too many of our veterans, creating financial hardships and jeopardizing their health.

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Cosponsor H.Res. 367, Promoting Global Environmental Justice

I invite you to join as a cosponsor of
H.Res. 367, Recognizing that climate change most severely impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the United States and around the world, and that it is the responsibility of the United States Government to work with its global partners to promote
environmental justice and climate justice.

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Help Research Cats and Dogs Find Good Homes

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 2850, the bipartisan Humane Retirement Act, which would establish an adoption policy for Public Health Service research institutions that take part in testing with cats and dogs. This simple, common-sense bill
will ensure that healthy cats and dogs find suitable homes once their research careers have ended.

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Support Our National Guardsmen & Reservists!

Our men and women in uniform do incredible things to support and defend our nation.  Whether in the reserve component or on active duty, these brave individuals have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation’s safety and security.  However, antiquated federal
hiring preference statutes restrict many men and women from qualifying for the veterans’ preference they deserve and these existing guidelines are particularly unfair to Reserve and National Guard members.  The
Veterans’ Preference Parity Act is a necessary step to modernize veteran’s preference in federal hiring and recognize those who have served our nation.  

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