It’s almond milk, not almond sweat – sign the letter to FDA in support of plant-based food products

We all agree that consumers should have clear information about what products they are buying in the grocery store. In September 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a solicitation for public comment on the use of dairy foods in the labeling
of plant-based alternative products like almond milk and coconut butter. While I applaud the FDA’s desire to learn more about plant-based alternatives to dairy products, this modernization should ensure consumers can easily identify and select plant-based alternatives
to dairy products.

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Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet, yet the nation fails to provide the support they need to manage the demands of job and family, and that businesses and our economy need to thrive. A mere 17 percent of the workforce has paid family
leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. When people have to forgo pay or lose a job when a serious medical or caregiving need arises, they often jeopardize their ability
to afford even the most basic necessities. This hurts workers, their families and the businesses that suffer from increased turnover.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019

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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Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet, yet the nation fails to provide the support they need to manage the demands of job and family, and that businesses and our economy need to thrive. A mere 17 percent of the workforce has paid family
leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. When people have to forgo pay or lose a job when a serious medical or caregiving need arises, they often jeopardize their ability
to afford even the most basic necessities. This hurts workers, their families and the businesses that suffer from increased turnover.

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BRIEFING INVITE: Opioids and Oral Health on Jan. 24 @ 10:30AM

As we know, the misuse of opioid pain relievers—such as hydrocodone and oxycodone—is an acute public health crisis. As prescribers of these pain medications, dentists are well positioned to help keep these drugs from becoming a source of harm. We are all
familiar with fatal drug overdoses, an issue that CDC continues to highlight as it remains unabated.  However, if those problems were not bad enough, those who routinely use opioids often face troubling and serious oral health conditions.

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Cosponsor the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act

Please join us as an original cosponsor of the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act, a bill which requires the EPA to establish a lead contamination testing program for all schools and creates a grant program to help school districts conduct
lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.

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Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet, yet the nation fails to provide the support they need to manage the demands of job and family, and that businesses and our economy need to thrive. A mere 17 percent of the workforce has paid family
leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. When people have to forgo pay or lose a job when a serious medical or caregiving need arises, they often jeopardize their ability
to afford even the most basic necessities. This hurts workers, their families and the businesses that suffer from increased turnover.

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BRIEFING INVITE: Opioids and Oral Health on TODAY @ 10:30AM

As we know, the misuse of opioid pain relievers—such as hydrocodone and oxycodone—is an acute public health crisis. As prescribers of these pain medications, dentists are well positioned to help keep these drugs from becoming a source of harm. We are all
familiar with fatal drug overdoses, an issue that CDC continues to highlight as it remains unabated.  However, if those problems were not bad enough, those who routinely use opioids often face troubling and serious oral health conditions.

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