Cosponsor Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017

Due to the high cost of diapers and related supplies, working families struggle to afford diapers for their infant or toddler. Their income is often insufficient to cover the cost of rent, food and transportation, much less the basic needs for their infant.  Research
shows that this unmet need affects the health of the child, and can cause significant stress and mental health issues for the family.  Simply put, without access to affordable diapers, many families cannot work or pursue job opportunities, and their children
face illnesses that are otherwise preventable.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED – Help Sexual Assault Victims Get Compensation!

Every 98 seconds, someone in this country is sexually assaulted. For many victims of sexual assault, stepping out of the
shadows and reporting the crime is traumatic enough. On top of this, the evidence kits for many victims lay untested in police labs’ shelves for years on end before any justice is ever achieved. Countless victims are forced to lose work hours in order to attend
doctor’s visits and attend to legal matters; medical bills rack up and lost wages can turn into lost jobs.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3222, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect them, especially for religious minorities.
Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value. 

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Cosponsor the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 American women die from the disease. Yet after receiving mammograms, many women with dense breast tissue are not fully informed about their breast cancer risks. The
Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act will update the information women and their health care providers receive after a mammogram to include information about the patient’s relative breast density.

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Cosponsor Bill to Take Action Against the Fentanyl Crisis

Last year 21,000 Americans died from fentanyl overdoses—more than 22 percent of the staggering 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016. We can and must do more to combat this public health and safety crisis. In an effort to gather more and better
information about how best to address the growing rate of fentanyl and heroin overdoses, we have introduced the Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act.

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Cosponsor the Mobile Mammography Promotion Act

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States, resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths in this county annually.  Typically, the cancer produces no symptoms during its initial stages when it is most easily and least invasively treatable.
Therefore, one of the key aspects to fighting and surviving breast cancer is early detection.

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Support HR 1284: The Medicare Patient Access To Hospice Act

Physician assistants (PAs) provide high-quality, cost-effective medical care in virtually all healthcare settings, and they are one of three
types of healthcare professionals that provide primary medical care.  Unfortunately, outdated policies prevent PAs from being able to provide hospice care to their Medicare patients.  In response, we have recently introduced
H.R. 1284 the Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act, which would remove this harmful barrier to care. The text is identical to H.R. 1202 from the 114th Congress.

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