Join the Bipartisan Congressional Deaf Caucus

We would like to encourage you to join our efforts in expanding awareness and support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community by joining the Congressional Deaf Caucus. According to the NIH, an estimated 15% of American adults aged 18 and over report some
trouble with hearing. Those who experience auditory issues face communicative challenges throughout their lifetime.

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Marijuana Data Collection Act

Several studies by prominent healthcare associations and scientific publications have produced data that analyzes states that have legalized marijuana and the benefits legalization has produced for the state from an economic, criminal justice, and healthcare
perspective, among others. Despite these reports, marijuana remains a controversial topic, fueled by its misplaced stigma, and the “war on drugs” rhetoric from various prominent law enforcement officials. While President Trump stood by his original position
to allow states to continue their programs without federal interference, authorizing legislation to deschedule, or allow research for medical and/or non-medicinal marijuana, has yet to advance in Congress.

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Support Bipartisan Marijuana Descheduling Legislation

Even though 33 states and D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, 11 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana, and 68 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing
federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Strengthen Our Nursing Workforce

Please join us in securing the future of the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq]) by cosponsoring
H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. Administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Title VIII programs have supported the recruitment, retention and distribution of highly-educated
professionals who comprise our nation’s nursing workforce for more than 50 years.

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Support Mental Health & Suicide Prevention – Cosponsor ‘Cady Housh & Gemesha Thomas Student Suicide Prevention Act’

Please join us by cosponsoring ‘The Cady Housh and Gemesha Thomas Suicide Prevention Act of 2019’, which recognizes the severity of youth suicide and authorizes the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) grants to be used for training school personnel in elementary and
secondary schools and also students in secondary schools in youth suicide awareness and prevention tools.

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