HEMP FOR VICTORY ACT

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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Emergency Campus Aid – Original Cosponsors

Every American, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, disability, or family circumstance should have the opportunity to attend a higher education institution and achieve a meaningful degree. Great strides have been made to increase college enrollment
for low-and middle-income individuals, however, the opportunity to pursue a degree does not guarantee college completion. Unfortunately, students whose families are in the bottom half of the income distribution earn credentials at a lower rate than their peers
in the upper half of the income distribution.  Unanticipated emergencies, like a flat tire, losing a job unexpectedly, or a sudden health issue should not be the reason why a student does not complete their degree or credential. And yet, for too many low-income
students, these non-tuition costs can be the financial tipping point that causes them to drop out.

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME Commemorative Coin

Sending Office: Honorable Joseph D. Morelle Sent By: Joanne.Stiles@mail.house.gov National Women’s Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Endorsed by the National Women’s Hall of Fame Current Cosponsors (48): Moore, Reed, Meng, Clarke, Dingell, Higgins, Maloney (Carolyn), Matsui, McGovern, Nadler, Norton, Kaptur, Beyer, Tonko, Ocasio-Cortez, Brindisi, Grijalva, Rice (Kathleen), DeLauro, Espaillat, Schakowsky, Pallone, Jr., Khanna, Meeks, Rose (Max), Zeldin, Velázquez, King (Peter), Roybal-Allard, Engel, […]

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Support Increased Transparency & Efficiency in Student Loans Cosponsor H.R. 4193, the Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act

The burden of student loans has unquestionably taken a toll on millions of American families.
As outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. continues to climb—in June of 2019, borrowers owed around $1.6 trillion—various proposals have been introduced to offer free college, refinance student loans, or cancel student debt altogether.
Protecting programs like PSLF and Federal Work-Study, along with increasing Pell Grant funding, would certainly reduce the amount of debt students accumulate, but these actions alone will not fix the larger problem.
Addressing the root of the student loan crisis must center on sharp transparency with borrowers and a loan disclosure that is simple, accessible, and easy to understand.  

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year, we invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, currently reside in the United States. By 2060, the
U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach 119 million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing
community not only represents the future, but are also the largest ethnic group in our country. Yet, Latinos continue facing systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Ask USTR Lighthizer to prioritize a Swiss FTA

I am writing to invite you to sign a letter to the US Trade Representative asking him to prioritize negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Switzerland. Despite its size, Switzerland is our 9th largest trading partner. The Swiss are our 7th
largest foreign direct investor, totaling $310 billion and supporting 750,000 American jobs across all fifty states. Switzerland funds more research and development in the United States than any other country, and Swiss firms pay american workers the highest
average wages of any foreign investor. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 2573, the Bipartisan Home Health Payment Innovation Act

Please join us as an original cosponsor of the Home Health Payment Innovation Act of 2019, a bill to preserve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to existing home health services, while providing a pathway for innovation in home health moving forward. Home health
care is a critical service that allows more than 3.5 million patients to be treated in a preferred and cost-effective setting.

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