Become a Cosponsor of the Duty to Report Act

The Trump family has acknowledged that Russia offered secret “dirt” on Donald Trump’s opponent in the 2016 presidential election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Mr. Trump, Jr. was told Russia was offering him this information as part of its
support for his father’s candidacy.  Instead of reacting with concern or alarm that a foreign power was trying to meddle in a domestic U.S. election, Mr. Trump, Jr. said he would “love” to get his hands on this information; he and his colleagues – then-Trump
Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner – later met with the Russian representatives to do so. 

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Defend Our Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Attacks

Today, the world is flourishing in this era of computing, information transfer, made possible by the digital revolution. As we continue to push the limits of technology, we must deal with cyber threats. However, with innovation, we are seeing more dangerous
threats to computing networks and dependent systems. Protecting our nation from cyber-attack is the responsibility of all Americans.

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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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Cosponsor H.R. 5871, the POWER Act

Please consider cosponsoring the Providing Officers With Electronic Resources (POWER) Act, H.R. 5871, to help police officers and first responders respond to the opioid epidemic. This bipartisan legislation establishes a new grant program to provide funds
to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement organizations to obtain high-tech, portable chemical screening devices.

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Deadline COB Tues – Letter commending NSF for 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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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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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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TOMORROW – Lunch Briefing: A New Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years. Please join the Research & Development Caucus and the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus for an important
discussion about how biomedical engineers are working to solve this problem through research and development supported by federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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Sign letter to NSF about sexual harassment in STEM

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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