Telehealth and COPD: Expand Access to Care

It is our pleasure to invite you and your staff to join us at the 22nd annual Congressional Health Screening, hosted by Men’s Health Network, on Tuesday June 11th from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM and Wednesday June 12th from 8:30
AM until 3:00 PM in the Rayburn First Aid Unit (Rm 2050).  Refreshments will be served.

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Marijuana Data Collection Act

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 17 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3055 – Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration,
Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020. To help ensure Members draft their amendments properly and promptly, please see the following guidance:

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DEADLINE FOR ORIGINALS EOD TODAY!! – LGBT PRIDE

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 2850, the bipartisan Humane Retirement Act, which would establish an adoption policy for Public Health Service research institutions that take part in testing with cats and dogs. This simple, common-sense bill
will ensure that healthy cats and dogs find suitable homes once their research careers have ended.

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Fully Fund the Defense Community Infrastructure Program

Roads surrounding military installations play an important role in preserving military readiness. While the last BRAC round increased the size of some military installations, the surrounding community infrastructure was left behind. Many avenues to enter
military bases are pushed beyond capacity creating traffic congestion and long wait times at gates. If our servicemembers can’t get to their base they can’t conduct training.

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AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 2740 – Labor, HHS, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Appropriations Act

Please join Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) in supporting the bipartisan legislation,
ABLE Accounts for Veterans Act of 2019 (H.R. 2656).  This bill, if enacted, will allow service-related disabled veterans to contribute earnings that exceed their disability threshold into an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account,
without losing their current disability benefits.

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Sign Letter to Administration on DIR Fees in Part D Rule

As Members of Congress, it is our duty to uphold the government-to-government relationship and fulfill the trust responsibility that the federal government has with Tribal Nations. As part of this, it is Congress’ responsibility to support Tribal
governments in exercising greater control over their planning and budgeting processes to meet local needs and be more involved in internal governance and identification of needs within their communities.

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TODAY 2PM – Briefing on For-Profit Virtual Charter Schools

I write to invite you to attend a briefing on for-profit virtual charter schools led by Neil Campbell from the Center for American Progress and co-author of the report
Profit Before Kids: An Analysis of the Performance and Financial Practices of For-Profit, Virtual Charter Schools, and Greg Richmond,
the President and CEO of NACSA – the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 40 “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act”

I invite you to co-sponsor HR 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” which establishes a Commission to study reparation proposals and consider a national apology for the
institution of slavery.  This legislation was first introduced by retired Member of Congress John Conyers of Michigan in 1989, and was intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and
further recommend appropriate remedies.

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