Join 80+ Cosponsors – the Horseracing Integrity Act

As the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, we invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation authorizes the creation of an independent oversight body, known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping Authority (HADA) responsible
for creating and enforcing a national anti-doping program for the entire horseracing industry, including Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse racing, to ensure fair and safe competition across the thirty-eight state-based racing jurisdictions. It will
also safeguard the welfare of the equine athlete by prohibiting the use of medication within 24 hours of a race. We believe our legislation and the establishment of HADA will restore integrity and public confidence in this centuries-old shared national pastime.  

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the No Shame at School Act!

Please join me in introducing the No Shame at School Act. This bill prohibits the stigmatization of any child who is unable to pay school meal fees. All too often, students whose families are struggling to afford school meals are being singled out and humiliated
at lunchtime. These students are subjected to various shaming practices by the schools, such as being branded with stamps, being given cheaper, less appetizing meals than the other students, or even having their lunches thrown away after employees discovered
that they did not have enough money to pay.

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Visit The Manufactured Homes on the National Mall

I urge you and your staff to go to the National Mall this week to see what modern manufactured homes look like. You will find they are indistinguishable from site-built homes and they provide a quality and attractive affordable housing solution for families
everywhere.

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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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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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