Support Funding for Lyme Disease

         Given the ever-increasing prevalence of Lyme disease, I encourage you to support funding for Lyme disease research, treatment and prevention through two amendments I have offered to the upcoming appropriations package, H.R. 2740.

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Co-Sign Letter: Protect American Citizens from Human Rights Abuses Abroad

As you may know, the
Trump administration recently announced plans to close nearly forty percent of all Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program facilities and end the program in its current form, jeopardizing safety and economic opportunity in rural communities
across the country. These plans were announced without the consultation or approval of Congress.

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Preventing a Saudi Nuclear Bomb

I urge you to support my amendment to H.R. 2740 regarding the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI). My amendment will direct $4,000,000 within the International Border and Water Commission to clarify the responsibility for the maintenance of the International
Outfall Interceptor (IOI), a binational pipeline along the southern border. This is in addition to, and separate from, the funding that currently exists for the long overdue repairs to the IOI.

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Co-Sponsor The Richard Lugar Nonproliferation and Arms Control Legacy Resolution

I urge you to support my amendment to H.R. 2740 regarding the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI). My amendment will direct $4,000,000 within the International Border and Water Commission to clarify the responsibility for the maintenance of the International
Outfall Interceptor (IOI), a binational pipeline along the southern border. This is in addition to, and separate from, the funding that currently exists for the long overdue repairs to the IOI.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3078, Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Retirement Savings for Family Caregivers

Please join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach
119 million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but they also
make up the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Yet, Latinos still face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life. The growing disparity is most evident in our arts and cultural institutions.

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‘Biking 101’ Briefing

I write to urge you to join me in cosponsoring H.R. 3138, legislation to provide a Congressional Gold Medal to the heroic women of the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion (a.k.a. the “Six Triple Eight”), the only African American Women’s Army Corps Battalion
to serve overseas during World War II.

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Cosponsor H.R. 849, the Civics Learning Act of 2019

We invite you to cosponsor the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1446), which will require the U.S. Postal Service
to continue to sell the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp.

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