Special Diabetes Program Letter

As Co-Chairs of the House Diabetes Caucus, we ask you to join us in signing a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy to support reauthorization of the critical Special Diabetes Program (SDP). The SDP is a vital program that is improving
the lives of the 30 million Americans with diabetes and 84 million Americans with prediabetes. This program generates considerable savings for our nation’s health care system. We need urgent action to preserve and continue the essential work of this program,
which expires on September 30. 

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Boost Employment Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities

We invite you to cosponsor HR 873, the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act, which provides states, service providers, subminimum wage certificate holders, and other agencies with the resources they need to create competitive integrated
employment service delivery models and inclusive wraparound services. This legislation is designed to strengthen and enhance the disability employment service delivery systems throughout the states while the subminimum wages that are currently allowed under
Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act are phased out over a six-year period.

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Original Co-Sponsor Opportunity: Magnitsky Sanctions for Brunei

This month, the Sultanate of Brunei instituted a brutal and draconian new penal code that would strip away the human rights of its citizens and strengthen the government’s authoritarian grip. The recently announced penal code revisions mandate the death
penalty for numerous offenses – among them adultery, consensual same-sex relations, blasphemy, and robbery. The penal code also introduces stoning as the means of execution for those who engage in same-sex or extramarital relations. The Sultanate’s plan also
authorizes flogging for women who have abortions and amputation for those accused of theft. Further, the Penal Code would criminalize exposure of Muslim children to beliefs and practices of any religion other than Islam.

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