LAST CALL: SUPPORT AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Support for federal funding for afterschool programs is deep, enduring and bipartisan. Even in this tight fiscal environment, Americans recognize the need to continue supporting these critical programs. We appreciate the challenging situation you face with the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and thank you for your consideration of this matter.

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LAST CALL: Support Funding for NIH Uterine Fibroid Research

We urge you to join us in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations requesting $14 million in funding for uterine fibroid research at the National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2017.

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Require ORR to Evaluate their Post Release Services

The number of unaccompanied children (UC) crossing into the U.S. has greatly increased in the past few years due to amplified crime and violence in Central America. Congress has tasked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with finding appropriate homes in which to place UCs temporarily, pending the resolution of immigration proceedings. The agency within HHS that performs that function is the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). HHS attempts to place each UC with a suitable adult sponsor—someone who can care for them and ensure their appearance at their immigration hearings.

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