Fight Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer – Cosponsor Johanna’s Law Reauthorization

To mark the end of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I invite you to become an original cosponsor of legislation to reauthorize Johanna’s Law. This year, more than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian, and we will lose almost 14,000 of our mothers,
sisters, daughters, and friends to ovarian cancer. Additionally, more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 will die.

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Support Establishing a Women Veterans Stamp Series

There are approximately two million women veterans living in the United States. These women served their nation with honor and distinction, yet their service is often forgotten and they become “invisible veterans.” It is important to recognize and honor
these women, who have served since the Revolutionary War, with a “Forever” stamp series. A “Forever” stamp series will help raise the visibility of these heroes’ service nationwide and honor all women who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

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Respond to the concerns of our constituents abroad! Cosponsor H.R. 4363, the Commission on Americans Living Abroad Act of 2019

It can be hard for Americans living and working abroad to get the attention of their representatives in Congress. Many of our constituents living abroad regularly express their concerns about how they are affected by federal policies on immigration, taxation,
voting, and access to financial institutions. Their letters from foreign addresses are often discarded or overlooked. We can do better to serve American citizens living abroad so they can fully participate and engage in the political process.

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Cosponsor the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2019

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2019, H.R. 1194.  This bill would level the playing field for graduate students by allowing them to deposit funds from stipends or fellowships into a tax-preferred Individual Retirement
Account (IRA).

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We Need Olympic Reform Now! – DOJ Now Investigating Sex Abuse Within Olympic Organizations

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and well being. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics.

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Cosponsor the bipartisan RARE Act and help fight rare diseases!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become a cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R. 4228) in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 139 patient groups.

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Give overseas Americans the relief they need. Support H.R. 4262, the Overseas Americans Financial Access Act!

Since its implementation in 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has imposed unintended consequences on American citizens living and working overseas. Some Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) have simply closed accounts or refused to open
new ones for U.S. citizens in order to minimize their exposure to FATCA reporting requirements, withholding fees, and potential penalties. This practice leaves law-abiding American citizens without access to everyday financial services such as mortgages, bank
accounts, insurance policies and pension funds — all of which are critical services regardless of place of residence.

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