DEADLINE: Cosponsor the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act

We urge you to cosponsor the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act. This bill would establish an initiative to provide grants to physicians, community-based organizations, and other health care providers for diabetes prevention, care, and treatment programs in minority communities.

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Briefing TODAY: Lions in the Living Room – A Threat to Public Safety

By now, you should have received an invitation to attend a briefing on H.R. 3546, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the threat that big cats pose to public safety when housed
outside of secure facilities that can properly provide for them, and legislation introduced by Representatives Walter Jones and Loretta Sanchez to help address the problem.

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Cosponsor The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act

The United States is currently facing a severe opioid abuse epidemic. Every day, more than 60 people die due to an overdose of prescription drugs. In 2011, prescription opioid abuse resulted in more than 400,000 emergency department visits and cost health
insurers an estimated $72 billion annually in medical costs.

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