Cosponsor H.R. 3151, The Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3151, The Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017.  My legislation implements common sense and necessary reforms to our Nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These important changes to the SNAP program will help
curb the drug epidemic, increase employment, and preserve precious resources for truly needy families and the disabled. 

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INVITATION: “UAS Integration: The Bigger Picture,” Briefing

As you know, this has been an extremely busy session of Congress so far when it comes to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or “drone” legislation and hearings. To dig a bit deeper into some of these issues, the House Unmanned Systems Caucus in collaboration
with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has scheduled an educational session intended to widen the policy aperture of congressional members and staff on the subject of UAS integration into the National Airspace System.

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LAST CALL: Become an Original Cosponsor of the Public Housing Capital Repair Fund Act: DEADLINE Today COB

As you may know, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have long acknowledged that one of the most significant determinants of health outcomes are the condition a person’s housing. Over 1.1 million Americans
currently reside in public housing as it is typically the only affordable housing available in their communities. Public housing has been severely underfunded for decades, resulting in deterioration and an increasing backlog of capital repairs. Therefore,
we must now act to address the unacceptable housing conditions that are causing major health concerns for hardworking families living in public housing. 

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ICYMI: Washington Post Op-Ed by Rep. Donna Edwards

With the House and Senate considering legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and fundamentally alter health care in America, we write to share with you an

insightful Washington Post op-ed written by our former colleague, Representative Donna Edwards. In the piece, Representative Edwards discusses her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and her experience with our country’s health care system.

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