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Support Section 8 Housing Program!

March 5, 2020

Please join me in requesting a total of $25.9 billion for the Tenant-Based “Section 8” Rental Assistance program, including $22.7 billion to renew all current vouchers, in the FY 2021 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill. That funding level will ensure
that every single voucher currently in circulation will be renewed for FY 2021, funds additional vouchers for veterans, families with children, foster youth, and other communities, and fully funds the PHA Administrative Fees.

*CLOSING TUESDAY* Support FY2021 DoD Peer Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Appropriations

March 5, 2020

In 2020, it is estimated that 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among U.S. women and 2,620 new cases among U.S. men and more than 42,000 individuals will die of the disease this year. In addition to invasive cancers, 62,930 new
cases of in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the U.S. in 2020. Despite tremendous effort to combat this terrible disease, we still have significant work to do in learning how to prevent, treat, and cure breast cancer.  While we do
not have the answers, we know the worldwide research community is making progress and are confident that, with the right investments and structure, we can bring an end to breast cancer. The Department of Defense peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program
(DOD BCRP) is a critical tool in this effort.

Support FY21 Funding for NASA Space Grant Program

March 5, 2020

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the NASA Space Grant program, which has led the way in inspiring a new generation of students to join the STEM fields. From teaching elementary school students the wonders of the Moon and Mars, to offering
flight academies to high school students, to funding university internships that will develop new technologies to explore the dark side of the Moon, the Space Grant program has helped countless students further their knowledge beyond the classroom.  

Honor Veterans of the Special Guerrilla Units (SGU)

March 5, 2020

Please join me in supporting a resolution honoring veterans of the Special Guerrilla Units (SGU) that bravely fought in the “Secret War” alongside U.S. troops in Southeast Asia. The sacrifices of these Hmong and Lao fighters resulted in untold American lives
being saved on the battlefield.

Support Funding for NASA’s WFIRST Mission

March 5, 2020

Please join me in urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science to include $505.2 million in funding for NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.  

Support Access to Amtrak for Americans with Disabilities

March 5, 2020

Please join me in supporting individuals with disabilities by ensuring all Amtrak operations are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and all Americans can affordably and efficiently travel between their homes, jobs, services, and other
destinations via Amtrak.

SUPPORT VICTIMS OF CRIME IN FY21

March 5, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending the attached letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Kay Granger, as well as House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Chairman José Serrano and
Ranking Member Robert Aderholt. We are urging them to ensure that the FY 2021 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) appropriations cap is no lower than $2.65 billion.  Further, we request that no funds be used from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) for programs that are
not authorized under the VOCA statute. Finally, we urge you to request the continuation of a federal funding stream from VOCA for Native American and Alaskan tribes. Individuals on tribal lands experience disproportionately high rates of domestic and sexual
violence and desperately need funding for victim services. 

Rural health letter to CMS

March 5, 2020

Rural healthcare in America is becoming increasingly difficult to access, due in part to the alarming acceleration in rural hospital closures. More than 120 rural hospitals have closed in the last 10 years alone. Since many of these hospitals in our communities
serve a large portion of their patients under Medicare, targeted reforms to CMS payment policies should be considered as Congress looks for meaningful solutions to maintaining and improving rural healthcare.