Co-Sponsor H.R. 1154 – the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1154, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act. Our public safety employees—police officers, fire fighters and EMS personnel—put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. Yet in 20
states, these public safety employees currently do not have the ability collectively bargain for fair wages and hours. In fact, in seven states, they do not even have the ability to form a union.

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Support Local Foods in Schools

As Congress begins the next Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization (CNR), I am writing to invite you to join me in supporting increased opportunities to connect farmers with institutional markets such as schools, by co-sponsoring the Farm to School Act of 2019
(H.R.3562) and the Kids Eat Local Act (H.R.3220). These complementary bills together will help create economic opportunities for our nation’s farmers while also ensuring our children have access to healthy, high quality meals. 

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Support Solar Energy Innovation

Please join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 3597, the Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019. This bill will help ensure that the Department of Energy (DOE) has the guidance and vision it needs to accelerate the next generation of solar
energy technologies.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3819, the Climate and Health Protection Act

Until this year, the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Climate and Health Program was the agency’s only office dedicated to helping state and local governments prepare for the public health consequences of climate change. As part of its work, the Climate
and Health Program was also an important contributor to the federal government’s National Climate Assessment.

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Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Co-sponsor 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, 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 the country. Yet, Latinos continue to face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life, including the arts and cultural institutions.

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Lower Prescription Drug Prices – Cosponsor H.R. 3415

I am enthusiastically inviting you to cosponsor my bipartisan Real-Time Benefits Act of 2019, HR 3415, to help seniors pay less for prescription drugs. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans report that they have not filled a prescription for a medication because it was
too expensive. That’s simply unacceptable. You know it. I know it. 

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