Cosponsor Resolution for INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that supports the goals and ideals of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. In honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organization
has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. With more than four million registered nurses in the United States and more than twenty million registered nurses around the world, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate
the essential contributions these practitioners provide to the workforce, research, and the health of our nation.

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Cosponsor H.R. 712, the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

According to an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America survey, 83 percent of their membership agree that cannabis should be legal for medical purposes while 90 percent support medical cannabis research. Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy
of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community. 

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Cosponsor Resolution for INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that supports the goals and ideals of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. In honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organization
has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. With more than four million registered nurses in the United States and more than twenty million registered nurses around the world, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate
the essential contributions these practitioners provide to the workforce, research, and the health of our nation.

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Support Endometrial Cancer Research & Awareness

I urge you to join me in re-introducing the Endometrial Cancer Research and Education Act. Endometrial cancer is the most common form of uterine cancer, and the 4th most common cancer among women, after breast, lung, and colon cancers. It is a cancer of
the lining of the uterus (endometrium), which mainly affects postmenopausal women, with the most women diagnosed between ages 55 and 64.

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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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Support H.R. 4404 to Ensure Patients are Adequately Informed and Empowered about their Prescriptions

There are millions of Americans who are taking prescribed and over-the-counter medication that can greatly increase the risk of suicide or depression.  Therefore, it is critically
important that those risk factors are prominently displayed on the medication to ensure that patients, along with their health care provider and pharmacist, can have a more thorough discussion as it relates to patient safety and awareness of harmful side effects.

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Cosponsor Resolution for INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that supports the goals and ideals of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. In honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organization
has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. With more than four million registered nurses in the United States and more than twenty million registered nurses around the world, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate
the essential contributions these practitioners provide to the workforce, research, and the health of our nation.

Read More