Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) FY19 Funding

We encourage you to join us in signing the letter below urging appropriators to include no less than $15 million for the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHSED) appropriations
bill. As you may know, the LHHSED appropriations bill terminates this program for FY19.

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ICYMI: GAO Report on Farm Subsidy Abuse

While the House prepares to vote, once again, on a Farm Bill that expands loopholes for farm subsidies, last month GAO
released a report highlighting just how much taxpayer-funded farm subsidies are at risk of being abused. The GAO report highlights that in 2015:

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Cosponsor the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act

Please join me in cosponsoring the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act (H.R. 6152).  This bill would permit the use of marijuana in federally assisted housing, including public housing and the Section 8 housing program, in compliance with
the marijuana laws of the state where the property is located.

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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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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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