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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Support Funding for the High School Equivalency Program and College Assistance Migrant Program

Children of farmworker migrant and seasonal workers are some of the most disadvantaged and at-risk students in the country. They have one of the highest drop-out rates and encounter tremendous obstacles in completing high school and pursuing higher education.
For nearly 50 years, the HEP/CAMP program has been successful in helping to close the access and completion gaps for many farmworker migrant and seasonal worker students by providing tutoring and other services and assistance to help them succeed in higher
education.   

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Support A Critical Flood Risk Reduction and Public Safety Program

Please join us in a letter to appropriators requesting $79 million for the National Levee Safety Initiative (NLSI). This program creates levee safety guidelines, a national levee inventory, a levee rehabilitation and repair program; provides assistance to
states for establishing participating safety programs; and promotes community education and awareness about levees.

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