Urge Trump to Follow Through On Flavor Ban Guidance

Please join me, the Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic, and elected officials in encouraging President Trump to remain committed to his original proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Although this
announcement was made two months ago on September 11th, we write in urgency as multiple

press reports have detailed the possibility of the President reversing his decision on his pledge to remove all flavors from the market pending review by the FDA. Members of Congress, public health advocates, and medical professionals alike have been unified
in their support for the removal of flavored e-cigarettes from the market, and we must ensure that the President follows through on this promise.

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Cosponsor the RARE Act, endorsed by 140 patient groups, and help fight rare diseases!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become a cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R. 4228) in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 140 patient groups.

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Letter to CDC Urging Use of Rapid HIV Self-Testing in its “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Initiative

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding its initiative,
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. This initiative will work with communities in 48 counties throughout the United States, San Juan, and Puerto Rico, as well as 7 states with substantial rural needs to end the HIV epidemic. The initiative’s
goal is to achieve a 75% reduction in new HIV infections within 5 years and a 90% reduction within 10 years. Reduction is only possible with early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2905, the Medicare IVIG Access Enhancement Act

We are writing to urge you to cosponsor our bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2905, the Medicare IVIG Access Enhancement Act. The bill would provide much-needed assistance to Medicare patients suffering from two rare diseases, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN). These debilitating conditions are the result of a patient’s own immune system attacking their motor nerves, leading to compromised mobility and reduced quality of life. Patients are frequently treated
with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), a plasma-derived medicine that can significantly improve health outcomes for these vulnerable patient populations.

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Letter to CDC Urging Use of Rapid HIV Self-Testing in its “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Initiative

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding its initiative,
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. This initiative will work with communities in 48 counties throughout the United States, San Juan, and Puerto Rico, as well as 7 states with substantial rural needs to end the HIV epidemic. The initiative’s
goal is to achieve a 75% reduction in new HIV infections within 5 years and a 90% reduction within 10 years. Reduction is only possible with early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Cosponsor H.R.2550, the Prevent BLEEDing Act

We write to invite you to cosponsor H.R.2550, the
Prevent Blood Loss with Emergency Equipment Devices Act of 2019 – the Prevent BLEEDing Act – legislation that would expand access to Bleeding Control Kits (BCKs) in public gathering places across the country.

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Co-sponsor the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 1963)

Veterans of all service eras often face a number of service-connected health conditions that require continuous treatment. As many as 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – are coming home with symptoms associated
with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, according to a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation.[1]  Further, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 60 percent of veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans
are managing chronic pain.[2] Repeated studies have shown that in response to this crisis, the VA increased the use of prescription medication for pain management.[3] Tragically, the agency treated more than 66,000 veterans with opioid-use disorders in Fiscal
Year 2016.

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