The Children’s Inn at NIH Congressional Reception – February 26, 2019

Members of Congress and Congressional staff are invited to a reception hosted by
The Children’s Inn at NIH  to welcome the 116th Congress. The Children’s Inn at NIH is a non-profit family-centered “Place Like Home” located on the
National Institute of Health campus where families are welcomed to live while their children are receiving care at NIH for life-challenging illnesses. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Diane Baker will be present
to discuss The Inn’s mission and how Congress can offer continued support.

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TODAY, 12pm: Native American Women & Maternal Health lunch briefing

You should already have received an invitation from The Center for Reproductive Rights and the US Human Rights Network to a briefing on
Native American Women and Maternal Health. The United States has the highest maternal mortality ratio of all the world’s wealthy countries, an issue that has garnered significant attention from members of Congress. Native women are disproportionately
impacted by the human rights crisis in U.S. maternal health, yet the needs of Native women have not been adequately addressed.

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Cosponsor H.R. 587 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.     

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Become an Original Cosponsor of The Pink Tax Repeal Act

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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The Children’s Inn at NIH Congressional Reception – February 26, 2019

Members of Congress and Congressional staff are invited to a reception hosted by
The Children’s Inn at NIH  to welcome the 116th Congress. The Children’s Inn at NIH is a non-profit family-centered “Place Like Home” located on the
National Institute of Health campus where families are welcomed to live while their children are receiving care at NIH for life-challenging illnesses. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Diane Baker will be present
to discuss The Inn’s mission and how Congress can offer continued support.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Parental Bereavement Act- H.R. 983

We write to ask for your support of a common-sense change to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The bipartisan Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act, also known as the Parental Bereavement Act of 2019 (H.R. 983), would amend the FMLA to allow parents grieving
from the death of their child to receive up to 12 weeks of job-protected time off. 

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