SUPPORT TITLE VII FUNDING FOR FY17 (v. 2)

We encourage you to join us in signing the attached letter urging appropriators to support Title VII health professions education and training programs with $280 million in the upcoming FY 2017 Labor-HHS appropriations bill.

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SUPPORT $10 MILLION FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH IN THE CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Please join us in supporting a $10 million appropriation to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) in the FY 2017 Defense Appropriations to fund multiple sclerosis (MS) research. Since FY2009, Congress has recognized the need for more MS research and the CDMRP has funded nearly $40 million of MS research. We are hoping to continue funding this vital research.

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Support the National Endowment for the Arts in FY 17!

As co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus, we invite you to join us in sending the below letter to Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Calvert in support of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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Ensure the VA Tracks and Discloses Spending on Outside PR Firms in FY 2017

Please join us in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies asking the subcommittee to include report language which requires the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to track and disclose spending by the agency on outside PR firms and PR contract work in FY 2017.

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Help Strengthen our Nation’s Biodefense Preparedness

We invite you to join us in requesting the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies provide robust funding for Project BioShield’s Special Reserve Fund (SRF) and the Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in Fiscal Year 2017.

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USDA Rural Housing

Please join us in sending the following letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to respectfully request adequate funding for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing programs.

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