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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TODAY Briefing: Non-Drug Solutions to Opioid Use and Chronic Pain Management in Underserved Populations

Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn about non-pharmacological strategies to address opioid use and chronic pain management in underserved populations. This topic is timely and important because on January 1, 2018, in an effort to address
the opioid epidemic, the Joint Commission mandated that hospitals provide or educate patients on non-pharmacologic pain treatment options including acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage therapy. While these non-drug options have often been seen as a complementary
approach, potentially reducing the need for opioid medications, more and more health care organizations are recognizing that in order to mitigate the opioid epidemic, non-drug therapies should be used as first-line treatments for pain management.

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Demand Answers: What is HHS Doing with Children Separated from Parents?

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) under the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for the safety and care of migrant children. Due to the Trump administration’s cruel and horrific family separation policy, thousands of children, including
infants and toddlers, have been taken from their parents at the southern border and ended up at ORR shelters. Because of the significant increase in the number of children they have taken in, please join me in demanding that ORR demonstrate that it has the
ability and resources to safely and appropriately care for all of these young children.

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Cosponsor Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer /questioning (LGBTQ) community have fought many difficult battles to achieve the basic human rights they have today. Shamefully, this administration has made numerous attempts to chip away at the anti-discrimination
laws that have afforded equal protections to our LGBTQ family. That is why it is more important than ever that we demonstrate our commitment to equality and stand up against these bigoted policies and acts of hatred. As such, I invite you to join me as an
ally and cosponsor of a resolution recognizing June 2018 as LGBTQ Pride Month.

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