Modernize FDA Drug Development Regulations

Please join me in urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to modify its existing regulations and programs that guide pharmaceutical development to clearly allow for use of modern nonclinical testing approaches. Our lives depend on safe and effective
medicines. But, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 95% of new medicines fail in clinical trials because they are unsafe or do not work in humans, despite appearing safe and effective in nonclinical animal-based tests. This
must change.

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Cosponsor: Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830)

We invite you to cosponsor the Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830), to make the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) work better for our nation’s farm
families. This bipartisan bill would lift the de facto prohibition on construction, expansion, or repair of agricultural structures like barns, sheds, and silos in areas designated at risk of floods by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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DEADLINE TODAY AT 2PM – Oppose federal meddling in state cannabis industries

Today, more than 30 states and territories have chosen to legalize cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, representing the views of over two-thirds of Americans. Moreover, this has translated to over 211,000 jobs in these states and territories,
with 64,000 of those jobs added in 2018 alone.[1] This is a growing industry and will only continue to add employment opportunities for Americans in these
states and territories. While we should be encouraging all Americans to participate in legal employment, recently we have seen a growing number of examples of cannabis employees penalized for their participation in the industry. This is particularly the case
for legal permanent residents who make up part of the 211,000 cannabis workers but are being denied their ability to naturalize because of it. As states with legal cannabis seek to grow and regulate their industry, we should be supporting these employment
opportunities instead of hampering a growing job producer due to inconsistent federal laws.

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LAST CALL – DEADLINE TODAY AT 2PM – Oppose federal meddling in state cannabis industries

Today, more than 30 states and territories have chosen to legalize cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, representing the views of over two-thirds of Americans. Moreover, this has translated to over 211,000 jobs in these states and territories,
with 64,000 of those jobs added in 2018 alone.[1] This is a growing industry and will only continue to add employment opportunities for Americans in these
states and territories. While we should be encouraging all Americans to participate in legal employment, recently we have seen a growing number of examples of cannabis employees penalized for their participation in the industry. This is particularly the case
for legal permanent residents who make up part of the 211,000 cannabis workers but are being denied their ability to naturalize because of it. As states with legal cannabis seek to grow and regulate their industry, we should be supporting these employment
opportunities instead of hampering a growing job producer due to inconsistent federal laws.

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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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SHADOW DAY 2019 SIGN UP: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the eighth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day.
We hope that you will participate by providing a foster youth the opportunity to shadow you for at least 4 hours Wednesday, June 4, 2019.

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Oppose federal meddling in state cannabis industries

Today, more than 30 states and territories have chosen to legalize cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, representing the views of over two-thirds of Americans. Moreover, this has translated to over 211,000 jobs in these states and territories,
with 64,000 of those jobs added in 2018 alone.[1] This is a growing industry and will only continue to add employment opportunities for Americans in these
states and territories. While we should be encouraging all Americans to participate in legal employment, recently we have seen a growing number of examples of cannabis employees penalized for their participation in the industry. This is particularly the case
for legal permanent residents who make up part of the 211,000 cannabis workers but are being denied their ability to naturalize because of it. As states with legal cannabis seek to grow and regulate their industry, we should be supporting these employment
opportunities instead of hampering a growing job producer due to inconsistent federal laws.

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