Cosponsor the RARE Act, endorsed by 140 patient groups!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become a cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R. 4228) in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 140 patient groups.

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Cosponsor H.R. 712, the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

According to an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America survey, 83 percent of their membership agree that cannabis should be legal for medical purposes while 90 percent support medical cannabis research. Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy
of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community. 

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Help Children Thrive

Please join me in supporting H.R. 4864, the Global Child Thrive Act, to build on efforts to advance early childhood development internationally.

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Join as an Original Cosponsor to the Congress Commission Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Congress Commission Act, which would establish a commission to analyze the current size of the House of Representatives, examine alternatives to the current method by which Members are elected, and
study the harmful effects gerrymandering has had on our democracy.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1450, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect
them, especially for religious minorities.  Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value.

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JOIN BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM FRAUD SCHEMES

Fraud schemes are costing seniors at least $36.5 billion per year.  However, the emotional loss is likely much higher.  One in twenty seniors in the U.S. is a target of fraud schemes.  Yet, the National Adult Protective Services Association
has found that only 1 in 44 seniors actually report that they are victims of a fraud scheme.     

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