Support Accountability For Burn Pit Exposure

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.
Over
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers
affected. Exposure can produce serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis
the ‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

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Join Letter to Director Mulvaney to Increase Funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at CDC – Closing Noon on Friday, December 14

Please join Reps. Johnson and Meng in signing a letter to Director Mick Mulvaney asking to raise funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to $134 million, and to include $40 million to fully fund
the recently passed program to eliminate opioid-related infectious diseases within the Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018 (H.R. 6).

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Cosponsor the Federal Government Advertising Equity Accountability Act

Please join me in encouraging fair access to federal advertising contracts by cosponsoring the Federal Government Advertising Equity Accountability Act (H.R. 7215).  This legislation would require all federal agencies to include in their annual budget requests
to Congress the amount they spend on advertising contracts with small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) and businesses owned by minorities and women.  Federal agencies would be required to provide prior, current and projected total expenditures for advertising
contracts. 

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Letter to OMB Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder/Suicide Prevention Funding

Please join me and Rep. Herrera Beutler in sending the letter below regarding strong funding for mental health, substance use disorder, and suicide prevention efforts to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. We would love for you to join
us in asking for the budget to place a special focus on efforts dedicated to access, treatment, recovery, and better health outcomes.

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Join Letter to Director Mulvaney to Increase Funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at CDC – Closing Noon on Friday, December 14

Please join Reps. Johnson and Meng in signing a letter to Director Mick Mulvaney asking to raise funding for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to $134 million, and to include $40 million to fully fund
the recently passed program to eliminate opioid-related infectious diseases within the Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018 (H.R. 6).

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.    

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