Let Americans 50+ Buy Into Medicare!

It is time for Congress to get serious about health care cost and quality. While the Affordable Care Act has made significant progress towards reducing the number of uninsured Americans and providing consumer protections to patients, there is more we can
do to reduce costs and improve quality, especially for older Americans who face higher premiums and more job insecurity.

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Improve ASL Using Children’s Access to ESSA Title III English Learner Services

All children deserve the right to a high-quality public education, regardless of the primary language spoken at home. Thankfully the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) included a provision to increase resources for dual language learners. However,
of the more than 6,000 languages in the world, sign language is the only non-English language whose native users are not considered to meet the U.S. Department of Education’s English Language Learner (ELL) designation. Currently, eligibility for Title III
funds is tied to ethnicity and/or national origin.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of a Resolution Recognizing September as “National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month”

Please join me as an original cosponsor of a resolution recognizing September as “National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month.”  On college campuses across the country, students are victims of sexual assault in significant numbers.  One in five women
is sexually assaulted in college, as are six percent of male students.  Many victims are assaulted while drugged, intoxicated, passed out, or otherwise incapacitated.  Furthermore, victims often know their attacker as an acquaintance, classmate, friend or
(ex)partner.

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