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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Help Fight Rare Diseases: Please become an original cosponsor of the bipartisan RARE Act!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become an original cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to study
rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 139 patient groups.

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Cosponsor Bill to Remove Confederate Statue from Federal Land in the Nation’s Capital

Please cosponsor my bill H.R. 4135 to require the removal of a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike from federal land near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia.  This statue is different from other Confederate statues elsewhere in the United
States, as it was authorized by Congress in 1898 and paid for, in part, with federal funds.  The Freemasons, of which Pike was a member, donated the majority of the funds needed to build and install the statue in 1901. 

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Support the Legal Rights of Victims of Firearm Violence

Please join me as an original cosponsor of a bill to protect victims of gun violence and their families from unfair legal practices. This bill would amend the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to prevent judges from
awarding costs and fees in qualified civil liability actions dismissed pursuant to that Act.

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COSPONSOR H.RES. 517 REAFFIRMING COMMITMENT TO FIGHT AIDS, TB, AND MALARIA

Please join us in co-sponsoring a bipartisan resolution Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment. This legislation reaffirms America’s commitment to fighting some of the most devastating diseases
the world has known: AIDS, TB and malaria. It also calls on the US to maintain its historic contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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