Combat Childhood Obesity in Minority and Low-Income Communities – Cosponsor Fit for Life Act of 2014

From: The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge Sent By: leah.hill@mail.house.gov Date: 7/25/2014 Supporting Organizations: The Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund, NAACP, YMCA, American Council on Exercise, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, National Recreation and Park Association, National Council of Youth Sports, Action for Healthy Kids, US Soccer Foundation, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation Dear […]

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VA Appeals Backlog Relief Act

From: The Honorable Robert E. Latta Sent By: jason.isakovic@mail.house.gov Date: 7/25/2014 Help Reduce the VA Appeals Backlog Dear Colleague:               Please join me in becoming an original co-sponsor of legislation to help expedite the processing of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appeals claims.             Currently, when an initial VA claim is denied, a veteran has the […]

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Mental Health Briefing on the Institutions of Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion

From: The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson Sent By: carrie.palmer@mail.house.gov Date: 7/25/2014 Mental Health Briefing on the IMD Exclusion Dear colleague, Please join us for a mental health briefing that will focus on the consequences of the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) Exclusion on Wednesday, July 30th from 3:00-4:30 in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Unfortunately, our country […]

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Access to Preventive Cost-Effective Care for Seniors!

From: The Honorable Allyson Y. Schwartz Sent By: madeleine.pannell@mail.house.gov Date: 7/24/2014 Supporting Organizations: Alliance for Aging Research, American Associati! on of Service Coordinators, American Society on Aging, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care, Easter Seals of Western and Central Pennsylvania, LeadingAge California, LeadingAge Pennsylvania, National Association of Nutrition […]

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URGE HHS TO PRIORITIZE THE HEPATITIS EPIDEMIC

From: The Honorable Bill Cassidy Sent By: robb.walton@mail.house.gov Date: 7/24/2014 URGE HHS TO PRIORITIZE THE HEPATITIS EPIDEMIC Sign a Bipartisan Letter to the HHS Secretary to Encourage a Renewed Focus on hepatitis B and C DEADLINE: COB TODAY, July 24 Supported by: Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership, Hep B United, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Signers: Johnson (GA), Cassidy, Honda, […]

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TODAY – Health Equity Briefing at 10:30 AM – LHOB 1539

From: The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard Sent By: Debbie.Jessup@mail.house.gov Date: 7/24/2014 Dear Colleague, Since the 108th Congress, the Congressional Tri-Caucus, comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), has led introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) – comprehensive, broadly-supported legislation to reduce […]

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Provide Regulatory Relief to Bottled Water Producers

From: The Honorable Renee L. Ellmers Sent By: mitchell.vakerics@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 4978 Date: 7/24/2014 Cosponsor H.R. 4978, the “Bottled Water Quality Information Act.” Dear Colleague: Consumers should have the ability to obtain clear, accurate and timely information about the safety and quality of their water.  H.R. 4978, “The Bottled Water Quality Information Act,” would require bottled […]

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Urge HHS to Provide Coverage of Obesity Treatments

From: The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson Sent By: carrie.palmer@mail.house.gov Date: 7/24/2014 Urge HHS to Provide Coverage of Obesity Treatments Current Co-signers: Reps. Yvette Clarke, Lee, Corrine Brown, Bordallo, Norton, Lofgren Dear colleague, As you may know, more than one third of Americans are currently affected by obesity, including 17 percent of children and teens aged two to […]

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DMEPOS Providers Need Regulatory Relief

From: The Honorable Renee L. Ellmers Sent By: mitchell.vakerics@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5083 Date: 7/24/2014 Supported by:  American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare), American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP), American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Dear Colleague: Please join us in supporting patients […]

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Cosponsor Avonte’s Law

From: The Honorable Peter T. King Sent By: jamie.tricarico@mail.house.gov Date: 7/24/2014 Cosponsor Avonte’s Law of 2014 Deadline for Originals is 10 AM Friday, July 25th Supporters: Autism Speaks, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the ARC.   July 24, 2014 Dear Colleague: Please join us […]

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