Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Cosponsor The National Museum of the American Latino Act

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, currently 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 are
also the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in our country. Yet, American Latinos continue facing systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life, including the arts and cultural institutions.

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Cosponsor FOP, FLEOA Backed Police Immersive Training Bill

Trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve is essential. It makes citizens feel respected, officers feel supported, and allows communities to work together to fight crime and keep everyone safe. We see what happens when that trust is tested
or broken. The lack of standardized police training can lead to negative outcomes for officers and citizens alike.

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Gluten in Medicine

According to the Mayo Clinic, the rate of celiac disease has almost quadrupled over the past 50 years. Celiac disease is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder in which ingesting gluten causes damage to the villi of the small intestine. The only treatment
is the total elimination of gluten-containing products, including wheat, barley, and rye sources. For some, failure to avoid these can lead to life-threatening complications. Currently, this is nearly impossible to determine the presence of gluten in prescription
medicine.

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Fight the Opioid Epidemic

We have seen the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic firsthand in communities throughout our districts. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2017 an estimated 1.7 million Americans were fighting opioid addiction. Unfortunately,
abuse of these drugs often begins with a legal prescription. According to CRS, nearly all prescription drugs involved in overdoses are originally prescribed by a physician.

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