Support Adequate Funding for Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

We invite you to join us in signing the letter below encouraging appropriators to adequately fund the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). Funding for VAWA as well as the FVPSA provides critical investments in our communities that save lives, rebuild families, and prevent future crimes.

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Support Lifespan Respite Care In FY17

On behalf of more than 43 million family caregivers in the U.S., we urge you to join us in sending the following bipartisan letter to House appropriators requesting that they support the President’s budget request of $5 million for the Lifespan Respite Care program in fiscal year (FY) 2017.

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Host a Foster Youth for a Day on Capitol Hill!

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the fifth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in honor of National Foster Care Month this May. We hope that you will participate by granting foster youth an opportunity to shadow you from approximately 4 hours this May 25, 2016.

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Support Aging Holocaust Surviviors

Please join us in requesting $5 million in FY 2017 for the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program through the Administration for Community Living. Currently, the Department of Health and Human Services has requested $2.5 million. This program will help ensure that Holocaust survivors are able to live in dignity, comfort, and security in their homes and communities for the remainder of their lives.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 1631 TO IMPROVE MEDICAL REHABILITATION RESEARCH AT NIH (v. 2)

As co-chairs of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, we invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 1631, a bipartisan House companion to legislation introduced by Senators Kirk and Bennet, to improve medical rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Senate bill was reported favorably out of the Senate HELP Committee last month, and we’d appreciate your assistance in demonstrating our strong support for the House bill.

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Support Funding for Federal TRIO Programs

We invite you to join us in signing the letter below encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to restore the substantial funding cuts experienced by the Federal TRIO Programs in recent years.

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