Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 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.

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Special Diabetes Program

As Co-Chairs of the House Diabetes Caucus, we ask you to join us in signing a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy to support reauthorization of the critical Special Diabetes Program (SDP). The SDP is a vital program that is improving
the lives of the 30 million Americans with diabetes and 84 million Americans with prediabetes. This program generates considerable savings for our nation’s health care system. We need urgent action to preserve and continue the essential work of this program,
which expires on September 30. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

We invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.” The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running out of money and is now making severe cuts to payouts to sick and
injured 9/11 responders and survivors. It is also set to expire next year. Our bill will fully fund the VCF and reverse these cuts, while also extending the fund’s life.

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Fight to End Veteran Suicides

Our nation’s heroes have defended us time and time again—it is past time for Congress to show that we’ve got their backs, especially when it comes to our United States veterans’ mental health. That is why I urge my colleagues to be an original cosponsor
on the Fostering Intergovernmental Health Transparency in Veteran Suicides Act,
or FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act.

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Cosponsor H.R. 712, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

While data is limited, the American Legion, a congressionally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, commissioned a nationwide

survey in October 2017 on a portion of its approximately 2.2 million veteran members and found that 92 percent of all respondents support medicinal cannabis research and 82 percent of all respondents support legalizing medicinal cannabis. The survey also
found that “22 percent of veterans are currently using cannabis to treat a medical condition.” Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community.

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