Invitation: Unmanned Technology Fair

The House Unmanned Systems Caucus is hosting, in collaboration with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the 2018 Science & Technology Fair. It will take place on Wednesday, September 26th in the Rayburn Foyer from
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

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Influenza and Infants Briefing: Immunization for Resilient Populations

As the flu season approaches, please join the Baby Caucus at a briefing to explore barriers to immunization and evidence-based solutions for healthcare workers and policy makers.  Since there is no approved vaccine for babies under 6 months
of age, it is an imperative that pregnant mothers, older siblings, and adults reduce the risk of transmission through timely immunization. This briefing examines the role that targeted community outreach, healthcare policy, and advances in biomedical treatment
play in mitigating the threat this communicable disease presents to pediatric patients and infants of color.

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Co-Sponsor H.Res.951 Expressing Concern regarding Turkey’s Purchase of Russian S-400 Missile Batteries.

As a current member of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, I invite you support and co-sponsor H.Res.951, expressing concern with respect to the Government of Turkey’s anticipated purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air
missile batteries, and for other purposes. With several challenges with Turkey ongoing, now is the time for Congress to highlight our past and current relationship with the potential for improved relations and express direct and specific concern about this
weapons system and its effect towards North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) weapons system interoperability.

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DHS’s S&T’s Interactive Technology Demonstration on September 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In the midst of Hurricane season and National Hurricane Preparedness Month, we believe it is imperative for the Congress to continually examine how to improve resilience for our communities. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities
Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your hometown. We you invite to participate in DHS’s S&T’s

Interactive Technology Demonstration on September 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, in the Gabe Zimmerman Room,
HVC-215.

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Help increase access to treatment for people with Peripheral Artery Disease

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to protect access to vital revascularization services integral to the effort of reducing amputations in Medicare patients with peripheral artery disease
(PAD). The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule is proposing to cut reimbursement for revascularization by up to 30% or more for critical codes. We have concerns with the accuracy of this data for revascularization codes as they have no pricing
data at all in the CMS database.  

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Letter to HHS: Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs to Seniors with Dementia

Please join us in writing to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding the inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to seniors with dementia. While HHS has taken some steps to reduce inappropriate prescribing in nursing home settings,
little has been done to address the risks facing seniors in other care settings. Inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs continues to be a concern in all settings, and we urge HHS to act now for the safety of our seniors.

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