We write to request your support for the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0. This legislation would redirect penalties collected from pharmaceutical companies that break the law to provide additional funding for research on rare
childhood cancer, birth defects, and other rare pediatric diseases.
As Congress continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, we hope you will join us to call on leadership to include provisions related to suicide prevention in the next COVID-19 package. We must support our nation’s system of crisis response services,
fortify our emergency departments to adequately respond to self-harm, and prepare schools to address the mental health needs of children upon their return in the fall.
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Please join me in preserving stories about the COVID-19 pandemic at the Library of Congress. The COVID-19 Oral History Project Act would establish an oral history program at the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress to collect stories and
personal experiences, including letters, diaries, video and audio recordings, related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has left the nation facing unprecedented public health and economic crises that has exacerbated underlying inequalities and devastated those already living on the margins. Individuals and families experiencing homelessness are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of this crisis. Lacking both safe, stable shelter and access to medical resources, those experiencing homelessness continue to be hardest hit by this pandemic.
We are writing to invite you to become a member of the newly created Congressional America 250 Caucus — a bipartisan caucus that will be comprised of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
As our nation faces the historic COVID-19 crisis, we urge you to cosponsor the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019 (VRIPA), HR 1241, to protect resources for approximately
one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who serve on the front lines of the pandemic. Nationally, 70 percent of all firefighters are volunteers and 91 percent of fire departments are made up of all or mostly volunteer
firefighters and EMS personnel. These volunteers are undergoing unprecedented challenges as they provide essential services despite shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) further risking their lives due to COVID-19. Now more than
ever, it is of utmost importance for Congress to ensure these volunteer departments are sufficiently equipped and staffed.
We write today to get your support to include all our ports in the next COVID-19 relief package. While Congress has done good work to address many impacted industries, ports have so far been left out of those recent relief programs. Yet, they are still impacted
by this crisis and need critical resources to continue their work.
Please join me in sending a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin about the issues rural and low-income constituents face in accessing resources only available on IRS.gov. In my district, as is the case across the country, there
is poor to no broadband access in some areas. Tools such as the “Get My Payment” option on IRS.gov are only available online with no alternative for those without an internet connection. This means my rural constituents are unable to track their IRS economic
impact payments or update their banking and address information to ensure their stimulus payments reach them.