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CORONAVIRUS: Help Fight the Worst Pandemic in Generations COSPONSOR the Protecting Cures Act of 2020 (H.R. 6417)!

April 3, 2020

Americans are facing a devastating global health crisis. Though we should be dedicating all our available resources to prevent and treat COVID-19, the Trump Administration’s

restrictions on fetal tissue research have stripped us of one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal and sidelined some of our most productive and promising scientists.
We invite you to cosponsor the Protecting Cures Act of 2020 (H.R. 6417) to remove these restrictions and protect all biomedical research moving forward.

MAKE COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SAFER: COSPONSOR the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act (H.R. 4296)

April 3, 2020

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 4296). This bill protects consumers, workers, and the environment; it is the only bill of its scope that includes environmental justice provisions.

COSPONSOR DONATE Act: Deliver for Our Nation At Times of Emergency Act

April 3, 2020

As the novel coronavirus exposes vulnerabilities in our healthcare and economic systems, it also continues to cause consequences beyond just its symptoms. Blood drives around the nation have been cancelled to help limit its spread, resulting in a dire shortage
of that lifesaving resource. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed its restrictions against men who have sex with men, the existence of any restriction at this point continues to threaten more lives.

COSPONSOR H.R. 5469 – THE PURSUING EQUITY IN MENTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2019

April 2, 2020

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

Join as an Original Sponsor of the Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect and Support the Care of Students Act

April 2, 2020

I invite you to become an original sponsor of the “Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect Students and Communities Act”, which amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts
to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.

Join as an Original Sponsor of the Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect and Support the Care of Students Act

March 31, 2020

I invite you to become an original sponsor of the “Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect Students and Communities Act”, which amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts
to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.

Join as an Original Sponsor of the Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect and Support the Care of Students Act

March 31, 2020

I invite you to become an original sponsor of the “Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect Students and Communities Act”, which amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts
to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.

Urge OMB to Provide Mandatory Administrative Relief to Research Grant Recipients During Coronavirus Outbreak Deadline: COB Thursday 3/26

March 26, 2020

Last week, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17 “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations”. The Memo permits short-term relief for
administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for federal agency grant recipients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While, this was a positive step, the memorandum does not mandate agencies implement these policy changes.

Urge OMB to Provide Mandatory Administrative Relief to Research Grant Recipients During Coronavirus Outbreak Deadline: COB Thursday 3/26

March 26, 2020

Last week, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17 “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations”. The Memo permits short-term relief for
administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for federal agency grant recipients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While, this was a positive step, the memorandum does not mandate agencies implement these policy changes.