Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

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Cosign Letter to HHS: Improve Physician Electronic Reporting and Strengthen Qualified Clinical Data Registries

We write to request your support for a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. In recent years, HHS has worked with stakeholders to reduce reporting burdens on physicians while ensuring the new physician
payment system, the Quality Payment Program (QPP), meets its goal of improving care across the health care delivery system.

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Briefing Invite: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers. On
Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn:
How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

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BECOME A CO-SPONSOR OF THE FRACKING DISCLOSURE AND SAFETY ACT

Please join me in becoming a co-sponsor of
the Fracking Disclosure and Safety Act. This bill will re-establish Obama’s federal rules governing hydraulic fracturing on a temporary basis while mandating stronger rules be established. These rules were repealed by the Trump administration
last year. Specifically, this bill would codify the final rule issued March 26, 2015, entitled “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands” (80 FR 16128).

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Briefing Invitation: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers. On
Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn:
How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

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Over 160 Cosponsors -Support the Bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

In September 2016, a
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study highlighted an alarming trend – unlike in almost any other industrialized country, maternal deaths in the United States are on the rise. The maternal mortality rate — maternal deaths per 100,000 live births
— increased to 35.8 in 2014, up from 17.7 in 2000. The United States is ranked 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate.

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Protect Air Ambulance Consumers

We urge you to sign a letter to Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson encouraging Sections 412 & 413 from H.R. 4 be included in the final FAA Reauthorization Act. These sections, added by Rep. Woodall, provide much needed transparency in the air ambulance
industry. This is an issue seen across the country, but in Kansas, consumers are left with an average balance bill of over $35,000. Additionally, the Kansas Insurance Department has logged 70 complaints on the issue this year alone. 

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Help increase access to treatment for people with Peripheral Artery Disease

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to protect access to vital revascularization services integral to the effort of reducing amputations in Medicare patients with peripheral artery disease
(PAD). The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule is proposing to cut reimbursement for revascularization by up to 30% or more for critical codes. We have concerns with the accuracy of this data for revascularization codes
as they have no pricing data at all in the CMS database.  

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