Support Our Manufacturing Future!

Advanced engineering skills are critical for students to meet our nation’s evolving manufacturing demands. Between 2000 and 2009, the United States lost 6 million manufacturing jobs. Since January 2010 there have been 500,000 new manufacturing jobs, but more work needs to be done. In order to address the training needs of workers and manufacturers, we need a sustained focus on preparing our students for careers in innovation and manufacturing.

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Encourage Knowledge, Discourage Obesity

There is a childhood obesity epidemic in America. Nearly one in three children is overweight or obese. Poor nutrition is threatening our children’s health, likely making this the first generation in American history to live sicker and die younger than their parents. Obesity and associated health problems also take a toll on the nation’s economy. Childhood obesity alone costs an estimated $14 billion annually in direct health expenses. Children covered by Medicaid account for $3 billion of these expenses.

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Join the Bipartisan Congressional Pre-K Caucus

We invite you to join the inaugural Congressional Pre-K Caucus. Currently, the U.S. ranks 25th in early learning enrollment with fewer than 3 out of 10 four-year-olds enrolled in high-quality prekindergarten programs. Studies show that children with access to high-quality prekindergarten programs are more likely to read at grade level, less likely to repeat a grade or drop out, and more likely to succeed in their careers.

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Deadline Extended- Support Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Autism

We are writing to express our disappointment with the August 3 recommendation released by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force suggesting that there is too little evidence to support autism spectrum disorder (ASD) screening for every child. We urge you to withdraw this ill-advised draft and instead properly examine and acknowledge the benefits of early screening.

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Improve Opportunities for Young Scientists

In order to foster long-term economic growth, we need to make a strong commitment to supporting research, innovation, science, and technology. Groundbreaking research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) alone added more than $57.8 billion in new economic activity and the creation of over 400,000 jobs across the country in 2012.

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Honor The Greatest Human Achievement In Space Exploration

This is a unique opportunity to commemorate Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. The coin will celebrate their unprecedented historical achievement of landing and walking on the moon, an event that inspired generations of Americans to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, secured the United States’ leadership in Space, fueled technological advancement and economic growth, and forever marked the strength and determination of our nation.

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