HELP PROTECT YOUR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS

We write to urge your support for the attached letter to the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee requesting continued support for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response
(SAFER) Grant Program. These programs, which competitively award grants to career and volunteer fire departments to help meet equipment, training and staffing needs, are vitally important to firefighters serving in large towns, small cities and rural areas
across America.

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Support Fisher House Foundation Funding for Fiscal Year 2019

We are all deeply concerned about our veterans and servicemembers receiving the support and care needed at veterans’ and military hospitals around this country. The Fisher House Foundation is one important resource that helps provide this support for our
current military personnel and veterans undergoing treatment—a vital part of ensuring quality care is to support family members who are critical to that care and recovery. Please join us in supporting increased funding for the Fisher House Foundation in the
FY 2019 Defense Appropriations bill.

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Support Hospital Preparedness Program for Fiscal Year 2019

Please join in supporting increased funding for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) in the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Over the last year we have experienced emergencies and disasters
on a scale we have never seen before—including hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires. Investing more in readiness and preparedness today will go a long way to harden our health care system tomorrow.

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Support Tobacco Prevention at CDC in FY 2019

Please join me in sending the letter below to Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro, requesting $216.5 million in FY 2019 for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion program. 

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Support Critical Afterschool Programming

Please join us in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related Agencies in support of a total funding level of $1.3 billion for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)  Program
in Fiscal Year 2019. 

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Support Funding for Career and Technical Education in FY19

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, we ask you to join us in sending a letter to appropriators requesting strong funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in the FY 2019
Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill.

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Support Brain Tumor Research in FY19

We hope you will join us in sending the attached bipartisan letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to request that brain tumors and pediatric brain tumors be maintained as an eligible research categories within the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Peer Review
Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). 

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Support America’s Clean Energy Economy

I write to ask you to join me in sending the letter below to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, urging it to maintain at least the fiscal year (FY) 2017 level of $2.03 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and its critical programs that partner the federal government with industry, academia, and research facilities to secure America’s energy future and promote job creation in FY 2019.  The President’s
budget request with the addendum calls for $696 million, which represents a drastic 66% cut compared to FY 2017. With increasing pressure on domestic discretionary programs, it is all the more important now to sign this letter and show strong support for renewable
energy.

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