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Support Naloxone Access

May 21, 2019

Increasing naloxone access has been critical in the fight against the opioid crisis, especially as the problem has progressed from abuse of prescription drugs to the use of heroin and fentanyl. Both the federal and state governments have taken steps to promote
access through the widespread use of standing orders, which allow providers to write a single prescription that can be used by any individual. 

Support Naloxone Access

May 20, 2019

Increasing naloxone access has been critical in the fight against the opioid crisis, especially as the problem has progressed from abuse of prescription drugs to the use of heroin and fentanyl. Both the federal and state governments have taken steps to promote
access through the widespread use of standing orders, which allow providers to write a single prescription that can be used by any individual. 

Sign Letter to Urge Implementation of Postal Banking Pilot Programs

May 20, 2019

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Postmaster General Brennan to urge her to implement postal banking pilot programs. Under its existing authority, the United States Postal Service can provide affordable financial services, including ATMs, pay-check
cashing, bill payment and electronic money transfers. This is crucial for both rural and urban communities that face limited banking options. There is a Post Office in every part of this country and they can be critical in providing much needed financial services
for communities that are underserved by financial institutions.

Protect Homebuyers from Wire Fraud

May 20, 2019

Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and David Kustoff (R-TN) are leading a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, urging the Fed to address the issue of wire fraud during the homebuying process. In the Senate, Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Chris
Van Hollen (D-CT) are circulating a similar letter.

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019

May 20, 2019

Even though 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, 10 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana, and 68 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal
prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

Cosponsor H.R.1295 – Expanding Penalty Free Withdrawal Act of 2019

May 20, 2019

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1295 – Expanding Penalty Free Withdrawal Act of 2019, which would prevent those who are long-term unemployed
from having to pay excessive fees for tapping into their retirement accounts.

Help Americans Build Their Savings: Cosponsor H.R. 2112 – Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act

May 20, 2019

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2112, the Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act, which would give taxpayers the option to defer a portion of their
tax refund into an account that earns interest for six months.

Cosponsor HR 1441, the Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act

May 20, 2019

I urge you to become a cosponsor of the Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act, H.R. 1441,
a bipartisan bill that would direct the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Department of State and Director of National Intelligence (DNI), to identify and compile a list of Iranian oligarchs and entities that are ultimately
profiting off the Iranian people.