Cosponsor Resolution to Designate Day of the Girl Child in the U.S

Since 2012, October 11 has been recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights. Girls should be recognized for
their positive and transformative role in shaping society and our country, which is why I am introducing a resolution to honor Day of the Girl Child in the United States.

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COSPONSOR H.J. Res. 77, A BIPARTISAN AND BICAMERAL RESOLUTION OPPOSING TURKISH INCURSION INTO SYRIA

Please join us in cosponsoring our joint bipartisan resolution opposing Turkey’s military incursions into Northeastern Syria and expressing support for our Syrian Kurdish partners.
This resolution adds one additional resolved clause to the language in H. Res. 625.
On Monday October 6, 2019, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from the security coordination zone along the Syrian – Turkish border. This decision followed an October 6 phone call between President Trump and Turkish President
Erdogan in which President Erdogan indicated Turkish intentions to conduct unilateral military operations beyond the coordination zone.
Already, we have seen Turkish military units attack Syrian Kurdish communities and force Syrian Democratic Forces to divert critical personnel and resources from counter-ISIS operations. The situation unfolding is unacceptable. Turkey must immediately end its
military operation, which has already resulted in civilian casualties. 

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Deadline Extended: Become an Original Cosponsor of the Students Not Profits Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Students Not Profits Act. This bill would remove for-profit colleges as part of the definition that makes them eligible to receive Title IV Federal student aid, thereby ending taxpayer subsidies to for-profit
colleges. The bill also establishes a transparent process to ensure for-profit institutions cannot simply convert to nonprofit status to escape regulation.

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Meet Service Dogs and Learn about Evolving Technology for PTS

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Military Veterans Caucus, we invite members and staff to a briefing and demonstration on the benefits of task-trained service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS). Non-profit Canine Companions for Independence
will announce the pilot launch of a new technology to enable alerting of a service dog to interrupt nightmares for veterans in a proactive and therapeutic manner.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1345, the Restoring the Partnership for County Health Care Costs Act of 2019

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. Furthermore, the bill eliminates the current mandatory 30 day delay in reinstating Medicaid mental health
care benefits for those released from custody. During this period of time, people in need of mental health assistance are without such care and run the risk of violating the law once again thereby contributing to our country’s significant problem of recidivism.

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Support a $10 Million Increase for STD Prevention at CDC

Please join me in a letter to appropriators urging them to include a $10 million increase for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention in the final FY20 spending bill. As you know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that
for the fifth year in a row, STDs have reached a record high. This proposed increase of $10 million for STD prevention was included in the in the House FY20 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriation bill, and is long overdue, as this will be the
first increase provided to STD prevention in more than 15 years.

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Call for Co-Sponsors for The Fairness and Accuracy in Criminal Background Checks Act of 2019

Many Americans continue to face an unnecessary barrier to employment as a result of faulty or incomplete criminal records released by the FBI for use in employment and licensing decisions.  Local law enforcement agencies routinely report arrest records to
the FBI; however, these same groups often fail to report important information on the final outcome of an arrest or disposition of a criminal case.[1] 

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Cosponsor the Build a Better VA Act

I write to request your support for my bill, the Build a Better VA Act (H.R. 1722), which would modify the current process for approving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility leases.

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