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Invitation to Testify on the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act

March 31, 2020

As we begin crafting the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, we encourage your input on national security priorities for the country. The Member Day hearing will no longer take place on March 31, 2020. 

Become an Original Sponsor of the Unemployment Assistance for Individuals Impacted by Pandemic Act

March 31, 2020

I invite you to become an original sponsor of the Unemployment Assistance for Individuals Impacted by Pandemic Act, to make permanent access to unemployment benefits for employed persons whose income is impacted by a declared public health emergency.

EXTEND THE ARMS EMBARGO ON IRAN

March 31, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo, urging continued diplomatic action to renew the expiring United Nations (U.N.) arms embargo against Iran and U.N. travel restrictions on those Iranian individuals involved with dangerous proliferation
activities.

PROTECT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND STALKING

March 31, 2020

We urge you to become a cosponsor of the Safe at Home Act (H.R. 4705) to help protect victims of sexual violence and stalking by strengthening Address Confidentiality Programs (ACP).

Join as an Original Sponsor of the Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect and Support the Care of Students Act

March 31, 2020

I invite you to become an original sponsor of the “Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect Students and Communities Act”, which amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts
to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.

Co-Sponsor H.R. 6210, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

March 31, 2020

We are writing to invite you to cosponsor the
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210) bipartisan legislation to ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China do not enter the United States market.

Help Prevent Future Outbreaks: Cosponsor the Allied Health Personnel Shortage Act

March 31, 2020

Please join me in cosponsoring the Allied Health Personnel Shortage Act to address a growing shortage of clinical lab professionals nationwide as well as other associated healthcare workers. As you know, allied health professionals are individuals that are
employed in delivering health services but are distinct from medicine or nursing. These careers include clinical lab technicians, respiratory therapists, radiographers, amongst others.

COSPONSOR: Get Urgently Needed Medical Equipment to Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19

March 31, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 400,000 across the world and 50,000 in the United States. Unfortunately, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly through our communities and is projected to soon overwhelm our health care system. Health
care providers are being forced to reuse the personal protective equipment (PPE) intended to prevent the spread of disease, ventilator supplies are a fraction of what experts are pleading for, and testing components are in such short supply that only critically
ill individuals can receive the COVID-19 test. The American people and our heroic frontline health care providers are desperate for the resources they need to prevent, identify, and treat COVID-19 cases in order to minimize loss of life.

Cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act

March 31, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act, would require that school food authorities and local educational agencies to not collect unpaid meal fees during the COVID–19 pandemic, providing the much-needed relief for families across the nation.