PROTECT OUR SOCIAL SAFETY NET! OPPOSE THE USE OF CHAINED CPI

Please join us in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making comment period opposing the use of chained CPI to calculate annual adjustments to the Federal Poverty Level. OMB is currently considering updates to
the calculation, including the use of chained CPI, which would have devastating consequences to the millions of individuals and families that benefit from safety net programs. A shift to the chained CPI would be a mirage – while the federal government’s definition
of poor would change, the individuals and families that fail to meet the definition would nevertheless remain poor.

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Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Address the Emerging Recycling Crisis Created by China’s 2018 “National Sword” Policy

Over the past few decades, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated or closed over 120 field offices –

a 10 percent reduction – without providing local communities or Congress sufficient notification or justification. Consequently, communities already suffering from long wait times and backlogs are now left with little or no access to services.

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Co-Sponsor the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019

Most opioid addictions start off innocently enough – as the result of a doctor’s prescription. If we want to get serious about our efforts to combat the ongoing addiction crisis, we must get serious about making sure that all prescribers of prescription
opioids properly diagnose and treat patients. That is why I have introduced H.R. 2734, the Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act.

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Cosponsor the Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2019

Over the past few decades, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated or closed over 120 field offices –

a 10 percent reduction – without providing local communities or Congress sufficient notification or justification. Consequently, communities already suffering from long wait times and backlogs are now left with little or no access to services.

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BRIEFING on June 20th – “The Asian American Consumer Journey & The Importance of an Accurate Count in Census 2020”

With over 40 million Americans burdened by student loan debt, the education debt crisis has reached an epidemic level. In February of 2017, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that total student loan debt in America had reached $1.3 trillion. According
to the Wall Street Journal, the average class of 2016 graduate will have to pay back over $37,172 in student loan debt.

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SAVE BLACK AND HISPANIC LGBTQ KIDS FROM ABUSE & NEGLECT

Research shows that Black and Hispanic LGBTQ youth entering the juvenile justice system have higher rates of child abuse, neglect, family conflict, and homelessness as other youth. Since they still depend on their families to meet their material needs, abuse
and neglect can leave Black and Hispanic LGBTQ youth emotionally and physically vulnerable, particularly if they find themselves contemplating living on the streets with nowhere to turn for support.

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