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Deadline Extended: Become an Original Cosponsor of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019

May 10, 2019

While scientists have made progress over the past decade, breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of death for women.  In fact, 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, and breast cancer remains the second leading
cause of cancer death in women.

Promote Accessible, Holistic Maternal Healthca Cosponsor The Healthy MOMMIES Act

May 10, 2019

America is in the midst of a national public health crisis. Black and Native women are three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as white women, according to a CDC
report released this week. Disorders related to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease were the leading contributors for these death and near-death complications. It
is unacceptable that as the wealthiest nation on earth, the US has the highest maternal mortality rate of the developed world. Join Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and founding chairs of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, Reps. Alma Adams and Lauren Underwood
as a co-sponsor of the Healthy MOMMIES Act. 

Briefing: Firearms and Suicide

May 10, 2019

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force invites staff for a briefing on the intersection of firearms and suicide.  Suicides account for approximately two-thirds of all gun deaths, resulting in 20,000 deaths a year.  Firearms are the most
frequently used method of suicide.  There are interventions that work and can save lives. The briefing will explore current research, legislation, and proven prevention programs.

Cosponsor the YASHS Act – Help youth have access to stigma-free healthcare services!

May 10, 2019

During this year’s Sex Ed for All Month, I invite you to join me in supporting efforts to empower and equip marginalized young people with the information and skills necessary to access sexual health care and related services by
cosponsoring the Youth Access to Sexual Health Services Act of 2019.

Cosponsor H.R.2550, the Prevent BLEEDing Act

May 10, 2019

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.

Delay DTC Drug Advertising! Cosponsor the Responsibility in Drug Advertising Act – Deadline Extended

May 10, 2019

In the coming days, I will reintroduce the Responsibility in Drug Advertising Act, a bill that I have been working on since 2005. This legislation would establish a moratorium on direct-to-consumer advertising for the first three years following
a drug’s approval.

May Is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May 10, 2019

According to the Mayo Clinic, the rate of celiac disease has almost quadrupled over the past 50 years. Celiac disease is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder in which ingesting gluten causes damage to the villi of the small intestine. It affects nearly
3 million people in the United States. In comparison, Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 2 million people.

Cosponsor the PFAS User Fee Act

May 10, 2019

I invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 2570, The PFAS User Fee Act of 2019. This bill will hold PFAS polluters accountable for their role in this nationwide contamination crisis.

Cosponsor H.R. 987 the MORE Health Education Act

May 9, 2019

I write to ask you to cosponsor H.R. 987, the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019, which would restore full funding for outreach and education activities related to the marketplace open enrollment periods under
the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

May 9, 2019

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”