TODAY: Protecting Babies in the 21st Century

Children who experience chronic, severe stress may be biologically and psychologically less able to adapt and cope with new stresses when they occur, contrary to the idea that regular stress toughens people and increases their resiliency. Many young children
live with stress of this kind. 

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Cosponsor the Menstrual Equity for All Act! (v. 2)

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 972 – Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2017. Menstruation hygiene items, such as pads, tampons, and liners, are necessary purchases for the vast majority of women. Popular culture would have you believe that these products are
ubiquitous and cheap, but in truth, many women face difficulty when it comes to access and affordability.

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Expand Access to Treatment for Substance Abuse

Please join us and become a cosponsor of the Breaking Addiction Act of 2017. This legislation would increase our nation’s dangerously inadequate capacity for substance use disorder (SUD) services and expand access to treatment for individuals suffering from
addiction throughout the country.

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SMILE! And, take Action for Dental Health

Your Smile—it’s the reason why someone’s day becomes brighter. Your support for
bipartisan bill H.R. 2422, the Action for Dental Health Act, may be the reason why many Americans will achieve crucial access to preventive dental services.

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TODAY: Middle Neighborhoods Briefing

Join
Congressman Dwight Evans, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and Congressman Dan Kildee for a conversation about “Middle Neighborhoods” on
Thursday, May 18th from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in
2360 Rayburn HOB.  Middle neighborhoods are community areas on the edge between growth and decline. 
These are neighborhoods where housing is typically affordable and where quality of life—measured by employment rates, crime rates, and school performance—is sufficiently good so that new home buyers are willing to play the odds and choose these neighborhoods
over others in hopes they will improve rather than decline.

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