SIGN ON REQUEST: Letter to OMB opposing reorganization of non-commodity nutrition programs to HHS

Please join us in sending a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, Mick Mulvaney, expressing concern regarding the recommendation to move the non-commodity nutrition programs such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 6303, the Common Sense Maritime and Consumer Services Protection Act

International trade accounts for as much as one-quarter of our economy.  The readiness of consumers and shippers to fully engage in these markets determines the success of our local economies and how well we will compete in world trade.  Our nation’s international
traders face the daunting task of understanding a complex array of international shipping firms, policies, laws, and regulations.

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NATO Defense Spending H.Res. 135

President Trump is currently attending a NATO summit this week with a message for our allies to meet their defense spending commitment. The U.S. has been the biggest contributor to NATO since the alliance’s founding in 1949. Formed in the ashes of World
War II, the NATO alliance has brought us decades of considerable peace and prosperity. Still, there are powers today that wish to challenge the order from which millions throughout the world have benefited.

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Help American Patients Access the Care they need and Reduce Medicare Spending

As the cost of prescription medications continues to make headlines, many of our nation’s sickest patients are only able to afford the life-saving medications they need because charities provide them with premium and cost-sharing assistance. A new

study by Avalere Health economists has shown that another benefit of charitable assistance is a reduction in total Medicare costs, which occurs through reduced medical spending.

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Cosponsor CASA to extend TPS

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the “Continue American Sanctuaries Act (CASA),” legislation which
extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen until January 21, 2021. The bill also grants TPS for Guatemalans currently in the U.S. who are impacted
by the devastating June 3 volcanic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in southern Guatemala.

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Protect the Maternity Rights, Health, and Safety of Incarcerated Women and their Children

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of the “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2017” or the “SIMARRA Act,” which permits the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system
for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates. 

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Protect the Maternity Rights, Health, and Safety of Incarcerated Women and their Children

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of the “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2017” or the “SIMARRA Act,” which permits the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system
for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates. 

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Protect the Maternity Rights, Health, and Safety of Incarcerated Women and their Children

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of the “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2017” or the “SIMARRA Act,” which permits the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system
for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates. 

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