Support Medical Research

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the Missed Opportunities in Public Health and Biomedical Research Act of 2020.   This legislation would highlight worthy National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposals that were denied federal
funding.

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Briefing Invite: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office

RSVP Here: https://ash.harvard.edu/os_events/nojs/registration/1273427
In their paper, Graves, a 2019 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center and head of policy at the Lincoln Network, and Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress, make the case that reviving Congress’s technical assessment capabilities presents “a
rare opportunity for institution-building.” The pair calls for restoring and modernizing Congress’s technical assessment capacity by improving and expanding upon the work being done at the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s recently established Science,
Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) team with new authorizing legislation. They also argue for the creation of a smaller, emerging-technologies-focused version of Office of Technical Assistance they call the Technology Assessment Service (TAS).
Graves and Shulman will be joined by Teresa Acuña, Associate Director of the Ash Center’s Democratic Governance program and Diane Katz, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy at the Heritage Foundation. I hope you can
join us next month for a lively discussion on the future of Congress’s science and technology capabilities.
For more information please contact Matthew Ceja matthew.ceja@mail.house.gov – in the Office of Congressman Mark Takano.

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Briefing: What We Know about the Coronavirus

The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus will be hosting a briefing on “What We Know about the Coronavirus”. This briefing, sponsored by The Coalition for the Life Sciences (CLS) will be held in Cannon 121 on Wednesday, February 26 from 2:30pm to
3:30pm.

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Support the DOE Office of Science!

We are writing to ask that you join us in sending the attached letter to the Appropriations Committee, urging the Committee to support robust and sustained funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, and the critical research, unique scientific
facilities, and expert personnel that it supports.

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SHADOW DAY 2020 SIGN UP

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the eighth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day.
We hope that you will participate by providing a foster youth the opportunity to shadow you for at least 4 hours Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

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Briefing Invite: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office

RSVP Here: https://ash.harvard.edu/os_events/nojs/registration/1273427
In their paper, Graves, a 2019 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center and head of policy at the Lincoln Network, and Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress, make the case that reviving Congress’s technical assessment capabilities presents “a
rare opportunity for institution-building.” The pair calls for restoring and modernizing Congress’s technical assessment capacity by improving and expanding upon the work being done at the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s recently established Science,
Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) team with new authorizing legislation. They also argue for the creation of a smaller, emerging-technologies-focused version of Office of Technical Assistance they call the Technology Assessment Service (TAS).
Graves and Shulman will be joined by Teresa Acuña, Associate Director of the Ash Center’s Democratic Governance program and Diane Katz, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy at the Heritage Foundation. I hope you can
join us next month for a lively discussion on the future of Congress’s science and technology capabilities.
For more information please contact Matthew Ceja matthew.ceja@mail.house.gov – in the Office of Congressman Mark Takano.

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Cosponsor the RARE Act, endorsed by 143 patient groups!

Please join Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-R-8) and I and become a cosponsor of the
Rare diseases Advancement, Research, and Education (RARE) Act (H.R. 4228) in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill will expand the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
to study rare diseases by improving treatment, research, and diagnostics of rare diseases through new and existing programs. This legislation has been endorsed by 143 patient groups.

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