Support Timely Access to Care for Diabetes Patients

Please join me in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making comment period opposing the use of chained CPI to calculate annual adjustments to the Federal Poverty Level. OMB is currently considering updates to
the calculation, including the use of chained CPI, which would have devastating consequences to the millions of individuals and families that benefit from safety net programs. A shift to the chained CPI would be a mirage – while the federal government’s definition
of poor would change, the individuals and families that fail to meet the definition would nevertheless remain poor.

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Cosponsor Bill to Create an Affordable Housing Task Force

Most opioid addictions start off innocently enough – as the result of a doctor’s prescription. If we want to get serious about our efforts to combat the ongoing addiction crisis, we must get serious about making sure that all prescribers of prescription
opioids properly diagnose and treat patients. That is why I have introduced H.R. 2734, the Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act.

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INVITE: Support the fight against Public Charge! Join Quad Caucus for a Special Order on June 11th & Press Conference on June 12th

We write to invite you to join us to oppose the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed public charge rule, which would make it difficult for many immigrants to come to the U.S. or receive green cards if they are considered likely to use basic benefits
like Medicaid and nutrition assistance.  Last year, the Trump administration published a proposed rule that would administratively alter the definition of the term “public charge” in violation of congressional intent. We ask that you join us for a Special
Order on June 11, 2019 and press conference on June 12, 2019, to shift the narrative surrounding public charge and reaffirm our shared values as a nation.

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Honor the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent – Wife, Mother, and Warrior

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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SAVE BLACK AND HISPANIC LGBTQ KIDS FROM ABUSE & NEGLECT

For too long, major pharmaceutical corporations have misled the FDA, doctors, and the American people about the addictive nature of opioid drugs in order to sell more drugs and accumulate profits. This deception contributed to about 47,600 overdose deaths
in 2017, according to the CDC, and every day more than 130 people in the US die from opioid overdose. The opioid epidemic is estimated to cost the US over $78 billion per year.

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME Commemorative Coin

I urge you to cosponsor my commonsense legislation that simply requires the Attorney General conduct a study and provide a report to Congress on whether an individual’s history of domestic violence can be used to determine a likelihood of such individual
committing a mass shooting.

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Become a Cosponsor of the House Intern Pay Act of 2019

Most opioid addictions start off innocently enough – as the result of a doctor’s prescription. If we want to get serious about our efforts to combat the ongoing addiction crisis, we must get serious about making sure that all prescribers of prescription
opioids properly diagnose and treat patients. That is why I have introduced H.R. 2734, the Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act.

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