Protect the Maternity Rights, Health, and Safety of Incarcerated Women and their Children

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of the “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2017” or the “SIMARRA Act,” which permits the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system
for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates. 

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Provide Relief to Health Shortage Areas Through Physician Visa Reform

Our nation is facing a crisis of a lack of qualified doctors. Each year, fewer medical students are graduating to replace retiring doctors to meet our country’s demand. Furthermore, graduates have little incentive to practice in shortage areas (which are
often in rural areas) because, as studies have shown, medical students often go on to practice in the area where they complete their residency. Most residency programs are located in large cities.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 30 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Protect the Integrity of International Sports

We write to you today in defense of fair sport. The proliferation of illegal performance-enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) in sports damages the integrity of competition and defrauds individuals and corporate entities who participate in sporting competitions, including
clean U.S. athletes, U.S. corporate sponsors and companies, and banking institutions. 

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Cosponsor H.J.Res. 48 – We the People Amendment

I urge you to join me in a bipartisan effort to return our government to the framework intended by our Founders by cosponsoring the H.J.Res.48, the “We the People” Amendment to amend the U.S. Constitution and affirm that the rights extended by the Constitution
are the rights of natural persons only.

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[Request for Cosponsor] Kaptur/Ros-Lehtinen Bipartisan H.Res. 926 on 2018 World Cup in Russia

As you may know, Russia will host the 2018 World Cup this June 14 to July 15, 2018. The games have an expected global viewership of 3.2 billion granting Russia significant prestige on the world stage. Meanwhile, FIFA set aside $627 million for local organization
in the country and the windfall Russia will garner from global tourism will lead to a significant boost for their economy currently saddled with global sanctions.

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Deadline COB Tues – Letter to NSF on addressing sexual harassment

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information: The Hill, Washington
Post)

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Support State Investigators Devastated by the Opioid and Heroin Crisis

We invite you to cosponsor our Combating the Heroin Epidemic Through Forensic Drug Testing Act, H.R. 6074, and help forensic labs and medical examiners offices around the country keep up with the tragic toll of the opioid and heroin crisis. As many communities
face unparalleled levels of overdose deaths, state forensic labs and medical examiners offices are struggling to perform their vital work and maintain their accreditation.

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