Briefing on Native American Women and Maternal Health

You should already have received an invitation from The Center for Reproductive Rights and the US Human Rights Network to a briefing on
Native American Women and Maternal Health. The United States has the highest maternal mortality ratio of all the world’s wealthy countries, an issue that has garnered significant attention from members of Congress. Native women are disproportionately
impacted by the human rights crisis in U.S. maternal health, yet the needs of Native women have not been adequately addressed.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

While data is limited, the American Legion, a congressionally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, commissioned a nationwide

survey in October 2017 on a portion of its approximately 2.2 million veteran members and found that 92 percent of all respondents support medicinal cannabis research and 82 percent of all respondents support legalizing medicinal cannabis. The survey also
found that “22 percent of veterans are currently using cannabis to treat a medical condition.” 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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TODAY: Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus Kickoff – Cybersecurity 101 Briefing Series

As we begin the 116th Congress, the cybersecurity of our nation continues to be a leading policy issue. Over the last two years, we saw two

widespread malware infections that caused
billions of dollars in damage across the world. Almost half of all Americans had
sensitive information stolen from a major credit reporting agency. Economic espionage continued to be a

point of contention in our relationship with China. It’s clear that cybersecurity is increasingly important to our constituents and to our national and economic security.

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Seeking Original Cosponsors: WORKER Act

For being the wealthiest nation on earth, far too many Americans are struggling with the realities of everyday life—paying the bills, caring for a family, putting food on the table, and keeping a roof over their head.
The future of our economy rests in our ability to alleviate this struggle by innovating and creating new, livable-wage jobs where they are needed most. We need to encourage and expand STEM education and create a pipeline into
the workforce through apprenticeships. We need to make it easier for Americans to get the skills necessary to compete in our shifting economy and to provide the income support services necessary to succeed.

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Cosponsor H.R. 594- Ellie’s Law

I write to increase your knowledge on unruptured brain aneurysms. An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50. Conversely, 30,000 Americans annually experience a ruptured aneurysm. Four in 10 ruptured
aneurysms are fatal. Of those who survive, roughly 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Brain aneurysms are more likely to occur in women than in men by a three to two ratio. Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in persons aged 35-60 but can occur
in children as well. There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms and half the victims are younger than 501.

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Join the House Cancer Caucus

We write today to invite you to join the House Cancer Caucus. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, and cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer
Institute, more than 1.7 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer last year, and just over 600,000 died from the disease. Whether you have a friend, family member, or co-worker who has been diagnosed with cancer, or are yourself one of the 15.5 million
Americans who are survivors of cancer, this disease affects all of us.

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Join the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus

Last year, Congress passed the most expansive legislation to date to address the opioid crisis. The bill was an important step in stemming the tide of opioid addiction by improving prevention and public health efforts and enhancing treatment and recovery
programs. As co-chairs of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus, it is our goal to build on this momentum in the 116th Congress.

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