Support Continued Funding for the Military Burn Trauma Research Program (v. 2)

Please join us in supporting continued funding of $8 million for the Department of Defense Military Burn Trauma Research Program in the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill. Since FY 2007, Congress has included funding to support multi-center clinical trials to improve care for those members of the armed forces suffering from serious burn injuries during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. We strongly believe that continued funding for military burn research is critical to ensuring that we are providing the best possible care to our wounded service members.

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Support Stomach Cancer Research in the Department of Defense Budget

This year, an estimated 26,000 Americans will receive the devastating news that they have stomach cancer. Tragically, nearly 11,000 individuals will die from the disease. The unfortunate reality is that stomach cancer patients face one of the lowest survival rates and have very few treatment options. To give stomach cancer patients a more reasonable chance at long-term survival, we must invest in much-needed stomach cancer research. That’s why we ask that you join us in requesting that stomach cancer remain eligible for Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) funding.

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor the STARS Act (v. 3)

As if the tax code is not complicated enough, the federal government continues to make it even more difficult for small employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provisions, also known as the employer mandate. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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Support Seniors

Please join us in encouraging the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to appropriate no less than $357,724,000 for the Older Americans Act’s (OAA) Home and Community-Based Supportive Services (HCBS) program.

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Strengthen the Nursing Workforce–Support Title VIII

Please join us in signing the attached letter urging the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee to maintain strong support for the Health Resources Services Administration Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) in Fiscal Year 2017.

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Support the Minority AIDS Initiative

We urge you to join us in sending the attached letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations requesting $610 million for the Minority AIDS Initiative in fiscal year 2017.

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