Support Rural Hospitals to Recruit & Retain

Throughout the nation, rural areas are experiencing a shortage of physicians.  To help address this problem in the surgical setting, we have reintroduced the Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology Act (H.R. 2881).  This bill will allow certain rural hospitals
to use Medicare Part A funds on a “pass-through” basis to attract and retain physician anesthesiologists. It is identical to the bill from the 114th Congress.

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Closing Today! Urge USCIS to Clarify Efforts to Change Casework Rules

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently sent out a notice to all Congressional offices announcing changes in the privacy release requirements for Congressional casework inquiries. These procedural changes may impede caseworker capacity
to assist constituents with immigration issues. According to the announcement, an inquiry will only be reviewed by USCIS after February 15 if it:

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Support Earth-Observing Satellites

Our scientific establishment and our economy are highly dependent on our constellation of Earth-observing satellites. From understanding whether clouds and aerosols warm or cool the planet, to tracking forest fires, to monitoring the ocean food web and global
fisheries, earth-observing satellites are critical to our understanding of our home planet.

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Sign On Letter: Oppose Medicaid Work Requirements’ Administrative Burden

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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Support the COPS Office in the President’s FY19 Budget

As co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, we encourage you to join us in supporting the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) by signing the below letter to President Trump that urges strong support for robust funding for the
COPS Office in the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.

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Cosponsor the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Inclusion Act

I urge you cosponsor H.R. 4859,
the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Inclusion Act. It doesn’t take a scientist to see that the student loan repayment process is confusing. Students choose repayment plans based on uncertain futures, and are often uninformed
about the consequences.  PSLF is intended to assist those who forgo potentially lucrative careers to serve the public good. Currently, borrowers who have selected graduated or extended repayment plans are making payments that do not count towards their 120
qualifying monthly payments PSLF.

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Urge Support for the COPS Office in the President’s FY19 Budget

As co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, we encourage you to join us in supporting the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) by signing the below letter to President Trump that urges strong support for robust funding for the
COPS Office in the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.

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