SUPPORT CAMPUS-BASED AID PROGRAMS

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), and Perkins Loans programs work together with Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans to provide low-income students a manageable balance of grants,
loans and work to help pay for college. The campus-based aid programs are the original federal partnerships in higher education. They were created as an incentive for institutions to partner with the federal government to support qualified low-income students
going college.

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Support Lupus Research in Health and Defense Budgets

Many Americans are living with lupus, a chronic, systemic, and often disabling autoimmune disease with an unpredictable course and inadequate treatment options. It is difficult to diagnose, a challenge to treat and can be fatal. In lupus, the body’s immune
system becomes unbalanced and can cause inflammation and damage to virtually every organ system in the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidney, and brain. In addition to organ damage, the disease comes with life crippling symptoms including pain,
extreme fatigue, photosensitivity, rashes, cognitive difficulties, and infertility. 

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Support Access to Educational Materials for Students with Disabilities

Please join me in sending the attached letter to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee in support of $30 million for the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials
for Individuals with Disabilities program and an additional $5 million for model demonstration programs to support improved access to postsecondary instructional materials for Fiscal Year 2020.

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