Co-sponsor the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 1963)

Veterans of all service eras often face a number of service-connected health conditions that require continuous treatment. As many as 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – are coming home with symptoms associated
with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, according to a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation.[1]  Further, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 60 percent of veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans
are managing chronic pain.[2] Repeated studies have shown that in response to this crisis, the VA increased the use of prescription medication for pain management.[3] Tragically, the agency treated more than 66,000 veterans with opioid-use disorders in Fiscal
Year 2016.

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Support Broadband for Small Ports Act

Please join me, Rep. Yoho and Rep. Gonzalez-Colon as a cosponsor to H.R. 5486 Broadband for Small Ports Act, which would increase broadband access for rural communities nationwide. Nearly a third of Americans lack access to high-speed internet,
and there is a considerable digital divide between rural and urban America. Rural communities must be brought up to speed so that all Americans can compete online in a global economy. 

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Co-sponsor the “Survey Our Military Impacted Schools Act”

Of the more than 1.2 million school-aged children of servicemen and women, more than
80 percent attend public schools. Virtually all school districts educate a child whose parent or guardian is serving in our Armed Forces, whether stationed here or abroad and whether on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves. 

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Join Legislation to Relieve County Healthcare Costs

I write to ask for your support for the Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2019.  This bill requires that individuals who receive Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and/or Supplementary Security
Income (SSI) benefits, and are subsequently incarcerated pending disposition of their charges, maintain those benefits until they are convicted of a crime.

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