Cosponsor the BUILD Resilience Act

In recent years we have seen communities battered by extreme weather, including storm surge, heavy downpours, and tropical storms. In 2016, the President issued 46 major disaster declarations in 27 States for events ranging from the effects of Hurricane
Matthew on the East Coast, to severe flooding in Kentucky and Louisiana, to wildfires in Tennessee. These catastrophes strain the ability of local authorities to effectively respond and despite advances in disaster preparedness, many communities remain vulnerable
to catastrophic events.

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Co-sponsor the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, a group of independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering
figure of 4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never
know the exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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Support the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering figure of
4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never know the
exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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Briefing TOMORROW: Research & Development in Cellular Agriculture

One of the newest developments in agriculture is cellular agriculture – growing food starting from cell cultures rather than from whole plants or animals. Meat grown this way, known as clean meat, cultured meat, or lab-grown meat, could have implications
for food safety, humane treatment of animals, and sustainability of food production.

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Co-Sponsor Legislation to Restore the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Role in the White House

Last month, the Administration eliminated the post of Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. In place of a dedicated cybersecurity
advisor, the White House has
assigned responsibility for the White House Cybersecurity Directorate to the president’s homeland security advisor, a post that has been reduced to the rank of deputy assistant. Many politicians, former government officials, and think tank experts have

questioned the move, as has a prominent
private industry association.

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