BRIEFING TODAY: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Dietary Guidelines

As chair of the Baby Caucus, I would like to invite you and your staff to a briefing held in cooperation with Senator Murray to learn more about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025. The guidelines are reviewed and updated every five years since
1990. These recommendations greatly influence federal, state and local nutrition programs, as well as industry practices. The purpose of the guidelines is to promote eating habits and active lifestyles that improve the health of all Americans. This year the
guidelines will include recommendations for babies and pregnant mothers for the first time

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 2353

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2353, the
“Duty To Refuse and Report Foreign Interference in American Elections Act of 2019,”
which I introduced to impose an affirmative duty to refuse any offer of election campaign assistance from any agent or entity acting on behalf or in the interest of a foreign government and to report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation any such
offer of assistance from an agent or entity acting on behalf or in the interest of a foreign government.  This duty to refuse and report shall apply to candidates and any person working for, or volunteering with, a candidate for election to federal office. 
The legislation also requires the Federal Election Commission to require that a candidate for election to federal office must certify quarterly that he or she is compliance with the above requirements.  Violation of the Act carries a penalty of not more than
5 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000.

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TOMORROW: Briefing on Ending Violence and Saving Lives Through Providing Community De-Escalation Education and Training

By now, your office should have received an invitation from Black Women for Positive Change for a May 1st staff briefing on the important role that broad-based de-escalation training can play in helping to combat violence in our communities. 
Among the speakers at the briefing will be community leaders, including the Police Chief of the District of Columbia, 100 Fathers Inc., and the National Black Nurses Association to talk about how Congress can help make our communities safer.  

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Babies in the Budget – Federal Spending on Infants and Toddlers

Please join the Congressional Baby Caucus for a briefing on “Babies in the Budget: Federal Spending on Infants and Toddlers”. We welcome Congressional staff, interns, and advocacy groups to engage with the following speakers for an-depth analysis of how
federal spending over the last decade, in FY19 appropriations, FY20 budget proposals, and under potential sequestration impact mandatory and discretionary program spending on American families with infants and toddlers.

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