END MAD MEN ERA WORKPLACE POLICIES: Co-sponsor the FAMILY Act

Today (Feb. 5) the landmark, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), turns 21. The FMLA has been used by women and men across the nation more than 100 million times to nurture new babies, care for seriously ill parents, spouses and children, and recover from their own serious health condition. Since 2008, family members of our armed forces have been able to take time from their jobs to care for an injured service member or address the exigencies of a servicemember’s deployment.

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Tell the FDA to Take Action Against Meningitis B

I want to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg regarding the outbreak of Meningitis B at Princeton University, the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and possibly Kalamazoo College, and the lack of an available vaccine.

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Join Bipartisan Letter Urging HHS to Reform RAC Program

From: The Honorable Adam B. Schiff Sent By: Dao.Nguyen@mail.house.gov Date: 2/4/2014 Closing: COB Thursday, Feb. 6 Co-Signers (51): Graves, Schiff, Farr, Wagner, Rahall, Harper, Rokita, Conaway, Hanna, Sanford Bishop, Roe, Williams, Luján, Braley, Thornberry, Jeff Duncan, LaMalfa, Jones, Petri, Blackburn, Brown, Loebsack, Hartzler, Meadows, Long, Cramer, Griffith, Capito, Harris, Wittman, Hinojosa, Barletta, Steve King, Stivers, […]

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Join the Congressional Oral Health Caucus

From: The Honorable Michael K. Simpson Sent By: nathan.greene@mail.house.gov Date: 2/4/2014 Dear Colleague: Research clearly demonstrates how important good oral health is to a person’s overall health. However, while the importance of oral health is becoming better understood, much work remains to ensure that Americans have access to quality oral health care. In an effort […]

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Cosponsor STOP Underage Drinking Act Reauthorization (HR 498)

This week, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) advocates will be meeting with many of you to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act. The reauthorization of the STOP Act is integral to further reducing underage drinking and the many problems, and deaths, it causes.

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Ask the President to Take Action to Reclassify Marijuana

President Obama recently told the New Yorker in an interview that he thinks marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol. Yet, at the federal level, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, the strictest classification, defined as having “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Other examples of Schedule I drugs included heroin, LSD and ecstasy. Even drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine are classified as Schedule II substances.

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FIGHT OBESITY AND HELP CONSUMERS MAKE HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES

We are writing to ask for your support of H.R. 3147, the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013. This important bill would strengthen the nutrient information on food labels in order to provide consumers with information necessary to evaluate and compare products and make healthy choices.

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Support a Congressional Gold Medal for Coach Pat Summitt

From: The Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. Sent By: patrick.newton@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3836 Date: 1/15/2014 Honor Sports Legend Pat Head Summitt with a Congressional Gold Medal Winningest Coach leading fight against Alzheimer’s Dear Colleague: No college team in history, men’s or women’s, and no coach can claim the accomplishments of the University of Tennessee Lady […]

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