Briefing: Ending Family Homelessness in America

By now, you should have received an invitation to attend a briefing on the importance of housing services in the fight to end family homelessness. The briefing, sponsored by the Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children and Youth in cooperation with the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, will highlight a new Bassuk Center report on the importance of these critical services.

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Join the Bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus (v. 2)

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.6 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year and approximately 589,430 people will die from this devastating disease. We invite you to help in our efforts to stop this staggering trend by joining the first ever bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus.

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Briefing on Gender-Based Violence and the Workplace, 1/26/16, 11:00 a.m.

By now, you should have received an invitation to the Gender-Based Violence and the Workplace briefing on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 am at Congressional Meeting Room South, Capitol Visitor Center, hosted by Futures Without Violence, Jewish Women International, Legal Momentum, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Latin@ Network: Casa de Esperanza, National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence.

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Join the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care (v. 3)

Women are 51 percent of our country’s population – the majority of whom are the age where they’re having kids, or they are already caring for children or grandchildren. Each year, approximately 4 million women give birth in this country. The U.S. spends significantly more per capita on childbirth than any other industrialized nation, with cumulative costs estimated to be well over $50 billion. However, despite this investment, America continues to rank far behind almost all other developed countries in birth outcomes for both mothers and babies.

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Help Use Technology to Prevent Heartbreaking Deaths in High School Football (v. 2)

I write today to invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3986, the High School Football Safety Study Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill directs the Centers for Disease Control, in consultation with the Department of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, to conduct a study on the causes of deaths in high school football, and to develop recommendations to prevent death and serious injury in the future, including innovative ways of harnessing technology and data analytics to keep student-athletes healthy.

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Help Students and Families Plan for College Costs

As you know, the cost of a higher education and the debt carried by recent graduates have skyrocketed over the past decade. The average published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities increased by 66% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13 academic years. For private colleges the tuition and fees increased by 27% beyond the rate of inflation between 2002-03 and 2012-13. Since 1978, the cost of college tuition and fees is up 1,225 percent, compared to 634 percent for medical costs and a 279 percent increase in the consumer price index.

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