Lower Prescription Drug Prices – Cosponsor H.R. 3415

I am enthusiastically inviting you to cosponsor my bipartisan Real-Time Benefits Act of 2019, HR 3415, to help seniors pay less for prescription drugs. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans report that they have not filled a prescription for a medication because it was
too expensive. That’s simply unacceptable. You know it. I know it. 

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WaPo: “76 billion opioid pills” – Bipartisan solution: Safe Disposal of Opioids Act (H.R. 3171)

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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Cosponsor H.R. 3819, the Climate and Health Protection Act

Until this year, the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Climate and Health Program was the agency’s only office dedicated to helping state and local governments prepare for the public health consequences of climate change. As part of its work, the Climate
and Health Program was also an important contributor to the federal government’s National Climate Assessment.

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Co-Sponsor Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act – VETS Safe Travel Act

This legislation would provide expedited security screening under Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre® to certain qualified, severely injured or disabled Veterans (e.g. limb loss, paralysis, blindness, and require use of wheelchair, prosthetic
or assistive device to aid mobility).  There are approximately 70,000 Veterans with an amputee and over 130,000 Veterans who are legally blind in the United States.  When many of them travel through airport security with their wheelchair, prosthetics or other
assistive device, it can be a challenge.     

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Co-Sponsor Veterans Health Savings Account Act of 2019

I invite you to cosponsor the Veterans Health Savings Account Act of 2019, an important amendment to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  This legislation will provide all Veterans the eligibility to make uninterrupted contributions to health savings accounts
(HSA) and receive medical benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

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