Support the development of cures for the Zika virus

We write to encourage you to cosponsor H.R. 4400, a bipartisan bill that seeks to add Zika virus to the list of diseases included in the Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher (PRV) Program at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA’s PRV Program was created to encourage private sector development of innovative treatments and cures for neglected diseases that disproportionately impact vulnerable populations.

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DEADLINE TODAY: Support Funding for the International Atomic Energy Agency

As the President finalizes his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, it will be increasingly critical for Congress to ensure that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the organization tasked with verifying that states comply with their commitments under the Non-Proliferation Treaty and other non-proliferation agreements, has the necessary funding to successfully carry out its duties.

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Briefing: The Endangered Species Act, Military Readiness, and Federal Projects

By now, you should have received the following invitation to attend a briefing on the Endangered Species Act, military readiness and federal projects. The briefing will analyze how our military’s high level of readiness has been and can continue to be achieved while maintaining existing protections for endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. The briefing will also examine how Federal agencies work to ensure the actions they take promote and are compliant with species conservation.

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Join the Bipartisan House Aerospace Caucus

As we begin the second session of the 114th Congress, we wanted to ensure you were aware of, and would consider joining, the House Aerospace Caucus. Currently the bipartisan caucus consists of more than 50 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Cosponsor The Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act (HR 3640) (v. 2)

Neurological and psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, and traumatic brain injury, have exacted a tremendous toll on our society. Too many of our brave veterans returning from the battlefield have been plagued with these disorders. Despite great scientific strides made in neuroscience research, the underlying causes of these conditions remain unsolved. For true breakthroughs to occur, researchers require additional data to better treat these calamities.

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Closing Friday: Update the Lifeline Program & Expand Access to Broadband

Please join us on a letter to Chairman Wheeler offering guidance as the FCC considers updating the Lifeline program to include broadband services. The digital divide is real, and makes it much more difficult for low-income children to complete homework and adults to apply for jobs, make appointments, and pay bills. High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury and this is a rare opportunity to do something substantive about it, at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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