Sign-On Letter: Support Reconstructive Transplant Research in the FY 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill

I am writing to encourage you to join this letter to Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member Visclosky on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations requesting $12 million for the Reconstructive Transplant Research (RTR) Program for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). 
The RTR program is under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) within the Defense Health Program Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) account.

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Following Devastating Natural Disasters, Cosponsor Legislation to Reauthorize Critical Hospital Preparedness Program

Following a year in which we experienced record-setting natural disasters, Congress must be doing everything we can to ensure our health care system has the resources needed to prepare and respond to upcoming disasters.  As a designated critical infrastructure
sector by the Department of Homeland Security, hospitals face other unique threats including infectious diseases outbreaks, bioterrorism, superbugs, and antibiotic resistance.  The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) is an important tool to help hospitals
prepare for the wide array of threats they face and we must ensure it has a robust authorization level.  Please consider cosponsoring the Hospital Preparedness Program Reauthorization Act, which doubles funding for the HPP through FY 2023. 

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Support Funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency

As we begin to develop and debate the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019, it will be increasingly critical for Congress to ensure that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has the necessary funding to successfully
carry out its duties. The IAEA verifies that states comply with their commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other non-proliferation agreements.

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Oppose 2018 Nuclear Posture Review

Please join us in opposing the approach taken in the administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. If implemented, the policies contained in this review will likely increase tensions with Russia and other major world powers, while making
our country less secure.
Calling for the addition of new weapons and weapons capabilities to our arsenal and expanding the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy imposes significant economic burdens and undermines decades of United States leadership to prevent the
use and spread of nuclear weapons. 

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Sign-On Letter: Support Reconstructive Transplant Research in the FY 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill

I am writing to encourage you to join this letter to Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member Visclosky on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations requesting $12 million for the Reconstructive Transplant Research (RTR) Program for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). 
The RTR program is under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) within the Defense Health Program Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) account.

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Support Science Diplomacy and Peace in the Middle East

I strongly urge you to support an opportunity to advance U.S. diplomatic goals in the Middle East through scientific engagement. Based in Jordan, SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Application in the Middle East) is an international collaboration
and will be the Middle East’s first major international research center.

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Following Devastating Natural Disasters, Cosponsor Legislation to Reauthorize Critical Hospital Preparedness Program

Following a year in which we experienced record-setting natural disasters, Congress must be doing everything we can to ensure our health care system has the resources needed to prepare and respond to upcoming disasters.  As a designated critical infrastructure
sector by the Department of Homeland Security, hospitals face other unique threats including infectious diseases outbreaks, bioterrorism, superbugs, and antibiotic resistance.  The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) is an important tool to help hospitals
prepare for the wide array of threats they face and we must ensure it has a robust authorization level.  Please consider cosponsoring the Hospital Preparedness Program Reauthorization Act, which doubles funding for the HPP through FY 2023. 

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