Hearing Invitation: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Bipartisan Member Day Hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is hosting its Member Day Hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in room
210 of the House Visitors Center (HVC 210).  You are invited to testify on veterans’ issues within the Committee’s
jurisdiction
in the 116th Congress.  This hearing is an opportunity for Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to highlight specific legislation or issue(s) of importance to you, and your constituents.

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COSPONSOR H.RES. 517 REAFFIRMING COMMITMENT TO FIGHT AIDS, TB, AND MALARIA

Please join us in co-sponsoring a bipartisan resolution Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment. This legislation reaffirms America’s commitment to fighting some of the most devastating diseases
the world has known: AIDS, TB and malaria. It also calls on the US to maintain its historic contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Cosponsor The National Museum of the American Latino Act

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, currently 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 are
also the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in our country. Yet, American Latinos continue facing systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life, including the arts and cultural institutions.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 1978 – Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act

According to HUD’S Annual Homelessness Assessment Report, there were 552,830 Americans who experienced homelessness on any given night in January 2018. Homelessness is a crisis in every single state and every single congressional district. That is why we invite
you to cosponsor our bipartisan, bicameral bill, H.R. 1978, the Fighting Homelessness through Services and Housing Act, which would increase federal resources by authorizing $750 million in grants annually for local governments to combat homelessness.

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Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Cosponsor The National Museum of the American Latino Act

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, currently 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 are
also the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in our country. Yet, American Latinos continue facing systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life, including the arts and cultural institutions.

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Support Family-Friendly Policies for Federal Workers in NDAA Conference

Please consider signing this letter to House Armed Services Committee leadership urging them to keep 12 weeks paid family leave for federal employees in the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act when it goes to conference later this summer. The House-passed
NDAA included H.R. 1534, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act which would provide 12 weeks of paid leave to federal employees in the event of the birth, fostering, or adoption of a child, an ill spouse, child or parent, a relative with a serious medical condition
or a circumstance related to a service member being deployed on active duty service. 

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Join the Bipartisan Congressional History Caucus Today

We invite you to become a member of the Congressional History Caucus, a group of fellow Representatives who share an interest in our nation’s unique history and heritage. We all share daily in the making of our country’s history, and we believe an appreciation
and passion for history crosses party lines and ideological divides. History, as Mark Twain once said: may “not repeat itself, but it often rhymes”.

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HEMP FOR VICTORY ACT of 2019; HR3652

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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