Be an original cosponsor of H.Res. on Commemorating International Day of Rural Women on October 15, 2017

Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation to commemorate International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of women farmers around the world. According to the U.N., rural women make up over one quarter of the total world population and represent approximately
43 percent of the agricultural labor force. They play a critical role in agricultural productivity, in terms of food security and economic stability. Women serve as the bedrock of society, feed their families, neighbors, and countrymen, and are important role
models for younger generations. Despite their critical role, they face considerable societal limitations and constraints in their access to resources. Food security and economic stability around the world are central to the interests of the United States.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan Anti-Lunch Shaming Act (H.R. 2401)

According to a 2014 report by the USDA, nearly half of all school districts used some form of lunch shaming in order to compel parents to pay for school meals. Often, students’ hot lunches are taken away and replaced with an alternative meal, like a cold
cheese sandwich. A recent
New York Times article shed light on some of the troubling practices. An elementary school in Utah threw away the lunches of about 40 students with unpaid food bills and in Alabama a child received a stamp on the arm with the words, “I Need Lunch
Money.”

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Be an original cosponsor of H.Res. on Commemorating International Day of Rural Women on October 15, 2017

Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation to commemorate International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of women farmers around the world. According to the U.N., rural women make up over one quarter of the total world population and represent approximately
43 percent of the agricultural labor force. They play a critical role in agricultural productivity, in terms of food security and economic stability. Women serve as the bedrock of society, feed their families, neighbors, and countrymen, and are important role
models for younger generations. Despite their critical role, they face considerable societal limitations and constraints in their access to resources. Food security and economic stability around the world are central to the interests of the United States.

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Cosponsor H.Res. on Commemorating International Day of Rural Women

Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation to commemorate International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of women farmers around the world. According to the U.N., rural women make up over one quarter of the total world population and represent approximately
43 percent of the agricultural labor force. They play a critical role in agricultural productivity, in terms of food security and economic stability. Women serve as the bedrock of society, feed their families, neighbors, and countrymen, and are important role
models for younger generations. Despite their critical role, they face considerable societal limitations and constraints in their access to resources. Food security and economic stability around the world are central to the interests of the United States.

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Support Air Traffic Noise and Pollution Expert Consensus Act

       Communities nationwide continue to report the debilitating impact of airplane noise resulting from revised flight paths implemented under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) so-called “Next Generation Air Transportation System.” As the FAA
further attempts to implement this misguided program, it is imperative that the Administration and Congress receive the most updated and comprehensive scientific information on the health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution.

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Cosponsor H.Res. on Commemorating International Day of Rural Women

Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation to commemorate International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of women farmers around the world. According to the U.N., rural women make up over one quarter of the total world population and represent approximately
43 percent of the agricultural labor force. They play a critical role in agricultural productivity, in terms of food security and economic stability. Women serve as the bedrock of society, feed their families, neighbors, and countrymen, and are important role
models for younger generations. Despite their critical role, they face considerable societal limitations and constraints in their access to resources. Food security and economic stability around the world are central to the interests of the United States.

Read More