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Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 30, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act

April 30, 2020

Sending Office: Honorable Kurt Schrader Sent By: Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act Dear Colleague, As the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we need to be better prepared for future zoonotic disease outbreaks. The bipartisan […]

Support Volunteer Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic!

April 30, 2020

As our nation faces the historic COVID-19 crisis, we urge you to cosponsor the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019 (VRIPA), HR 1241, to protect resources for approximately
one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who serve on the front lines of the pandemic. Nationally, 70 percent of all firefighters are volunteers and 91 percent of fire departments are made up of all or mostly volunteer
firefighters and EMS personnel. These volunteers are undergoing unprecedented challenges as they provide essential services despite shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) further risking their lives due to COVID-19. Now more than
ever, it is of utmost importance for Congress to ensure these volunteer departments are sufficiently equipped and staffed.

Join the Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus!

April 29, 2020

Last year, a handful of us came together to create the Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus, the first such group of Members of Congress dedicated to this dynamic and diverse part of the world. We saw that the Pacific Islands region is critical to our national
security interests in the Indo-Pacific and support greater U.S. engagement with this region in support of our shared interests and values.

Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act

April 29, 2020

Sending Office: Honorable Kurt Schrader Sent By: Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act Dear Colleague, As the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we need to be better prepared for future zoonotic disease outbreaks. The bipartisan […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Support America’s Fisheries!

April 29, 2020

America’s fisheries industry is facing irreparable and permanent damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy percent of domestically harvested seafood is consumed by the restaurant and hospitality
industries. The widespread closure of restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the market for products of America’s fishermen. That is why Congressman Keating and Congressman Young invite you to join them in requesting substantial direct
aid for America’s fishing families in any future stimulus package. Additionally, this letter urges leadership to prioritize investments in the National Marine Fisheries Service in any forthcoming infrastructure package as both actions are essential to ensure
the long-term sustainability of the iconic American fisheries industry.

COSPONSOR H.R. 6495: Treat the U.S. Territories Equitably – Lift the Medicaid Cap

April 28, 2020

Now, as never before, we have also come to understand that, while some areas of our nation are ill, no area of our nation can be well. That is why I have introduced the Insular Area Medicaid Parity Act, which will repeal the cap
on territories’ Medicaid. By repealing the cap, we will be doing more than just ensuring there are sufficient resources to face the COVID-19 crisis. We will be setting up the healthcare systems in the territories to respond to the next public health challenge,
whatever it may be.