Areawide Integrated Pest Management Act of 2018

In support of our nation’s farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and land managers in their battle to protect crops, livestock, and forest areas from invasive species and other pests, I invite
you to be an original cosponsor of the Areawide Integrated Pest Management (AIPM) Act of 2018.

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Support Funding for EPSCoR in FY 2019

For more than 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided academic research funding to colleges and universities around the nation and has been critical to ongoing research that is essential to maintaining our competitive edge in scientific
advancement.

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Support the Title X Family Planning Program

Please join me in supporting one of our most important health programs for lower-income Americans, the Title X program. Title X offers quality primary and preventive health care to the underserved in our communities. It is proudly the only federal program
dedicated to assisting low-income patients with not just family planning services, but also services like breast and cervical cancer screenings, HIV testing, and STD treatments. Title X has quickly become a critical lifeline for more than 4 million mostly
low-income individuals each year.

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Give the CDC the Tools to Stop 250,000 Deaths Each Year from Sepsis

Sepsis affects over 1.6 million people each year, a number that has risen in recent years, and causes over 250,000 deaths annually, making it our nation’s 10th leading cause of death. I urge you to join me in sending the below letter to the Appropriations
Committee asking them to address this serious health issue in the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations legislation.

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Support Crtical 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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Bipartisan National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Appropriations Letter

Right now, millions of records are missing from the various databases that make up the National Instant Background Check Systems.  Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal history and prohibitor records, which has allowed individuals
to slip through the cracks.  This continues to be a serious problem, as states are still not submitting adequate numbers of records to make the system work as intended. A recent study found that in six states combined, fewer than 140 mental health records
had been submitted. 

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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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