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Support MCC in FY19 – The Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 8, 2018

Please join me in sending the following letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey urging them to support a funding level of $905 million for the Millennium Challenge Account.

Support Funding for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program

March 8, 2018

The Justice For All Act (P.L. 108-405) expanded the use of DNA technology to convict the guilty and free the innocent. Included in this law was the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, named for a courageous rape survivor whose assailant was identified
through DNA evidence. This program helps to reduce and eliminate the backlog of unprocessed DNA evidence in state and local labs across the nation. In 2014, Congress again showed its overwhelming bipartisan support for this initiative by passing the Debbie
Smith Reauthorization Act (P.L. 113-182), which extends this program through 2019. And this year, the SAFER Act was reauthorized, which amends the Debbie Smith Act to provide local law enforcement with resources to audit and report back on their backlogs.

Support Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Awareness in FY 19

March 8, 2018

Please join us in supporting the vital role of the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by signing our bipartisan letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
Appropriations Subcommittee.  A funding level request of $70 million in FY 2019 would allow programs to be implemented in every state and allow prevention and awareness initiatives to reach more Americans throughout the country.

Oppose Cuts to the National Weather Service

March 8, 2018

Please join me in requesting strong support for the National Weather Service (NWS) in the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. As the many devastating weather events of the past year demonstrate, we
need to strengthen NWS and its ability to predict, track, and monitor severe weather.

Support American Manufacturers and the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

March 8, 2018

Please join me in sending a letter of support for level funding of $25 million for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) to the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

Support the Brewing Industry! Support Hops Research!

March 8, 2018

            The brewing industry depends on hops for their craft.  As the number of craft breweries continues to grow, demand for hops is exploding.  Brewers are looking for more varieties for their recipes. To meet demand, hop farmers depend on research
not only for new varieties, but also for new breeds of disease resistant hops.    

Support Holocaust Survivors in the FY19 Labor-HHS Bill

March 8, 2018

Please join us in sending the letter below to Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro, requesting $5 million in FY 2019 for the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program through the Administration for Community Living. This program will help ensure that Holocaust
survivors are able to live in dignity in their homes and communities, and foster the development of replicable models of care to serve other aging victims of trauma, such as veterans, refugees, and first responders.    

Support Coastal Communities – Fund Harmful Algal Blooms Research

March 8, 2018

Please join us in requesting that the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science support robust funding for NOAA’s competitive research program and the Coastal Science, Assessment, Response, and Restoration account in Fiscal Year 2019.

FY19 Funding Request – Sign-on to Support Funding to End Childhood Hunger in the Summer

March 8, 2018

I write to ask you to join me in urging the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to provide $50 million for the USDA Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) demonstration
projects in Fiscal Year 2019.