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Support Diabetes Research and Prevention Programs

March 7, 2018

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus we ask that you join us in requesting robust funding for federal diabetes programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

Support Funding for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program

March 7, 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 DOD Parkinson’s Research Program

March 7, 2018

As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s disease, we ask you to join us in supporting $20 million for the Parkinson’s Research Program (PRP) at the Department of Defense, to restore funding to previous budget levels. 

Oppose Funding for DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Program

March 7, 2018

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi as well as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Lowey urging them to prohibit funds from being used for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Cannabis
Eradication Program in the final FY 2018 appropriations bill.

Sign on to Animal Welfare Enforcement Funding Letter

March 7, 2018

Recognizing the interest in reducing federal spending, we believe careful decision making can yield savings while providing proper funding levels for specific accounts that are vitally needed to implement key animal welfare laws.

Supporting Funding for Institute of Education Sciences in FY19 Appropriations

March 7, 2018

Please join us in asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to appropriate $670 million for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Support Funding for State Assessment Grants in FY19 Appropriations

March 7, 2018

Please join us in asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to fully fund State Assessment Grants, which are authorized at $378 million in the bipartisan
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Support Funding for the Student Aid Administration in FY19 Appropriations

March 7, 2018

Please join us in asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to support the Student Aid Administration account at the U.S. Department of Education.

Cosign: Trump’s NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW Is Misguided

March 7, 2018

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.