Ensure Access to Complex Wheelchair Products for People with Severe Medical Needs

            Individuals with significant medical conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries face unique physical and functional challenges and require more than just a standard wheelchair to be able to
live their lives freely. Many of these individuals instead rely on complex rehabilitation technology products, such as specialized power wheelchairs, highly configurable manual wheelchairs and adaptive seating and positioning systems, to move and function
on a daily basis and to meet their medical needs.

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Cosponsor the BASIC Act

Currently, Social Security benefits are not paid for the month a beneficiary dies, and in many cases when a beneficiary passes away late in the month SSA is not notified in time to stop the payment so family members are told the check must be returned. This
policy adversely affects individuals who are already distressed by the death of a family member.

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H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017

Earlier this week, we introduced H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017. 
This bipartisan bill makes much-needed changes to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee program to strengthen oversight and beneficiary protections, while improving payee selection and quality.  It is supported by the Association
of Mature American Citizens, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, National Council of Social Security Management Associations, and the National Disability Rights Network.

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Dear Colleague for Impeachment

Tomorrow, I will bring a privileged resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump to the floor of the United States House of Representatives for a vote. As a privileged resolution, this vote will occur once the impeachment resolution is read twice on the
floor. Over the past few months, I have encountered several questions regarding the impeachment process, impeachment history and whether the offenses perpetuated by the President must be criminal in nature. I trust that the information and resources provided
below will allow you to make the best possible decision for yourself, your district and for our nation. As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. May everyone
vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.

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Deadline at NOON: Cosponsor the SNAP Simplification for the Elderly Act

The elderly population in the United States is expected to rise significantly in the next 2 decades. Unfortunately, many of these individuals live on fixed incomes, are disabled, and struggle with poverty. Several entitlement programs exist to support our
most vulnerable, but take-up rates among the elderly and disabled are particularly low. Various application processes, an array of certification requirements, and the number of federal and state agencies involved throughout entitlement program receipt contribute
to low utilization.

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Deadline at NOON: Cosponsor the SNAP Simplification for the Elderly Act

The elderly population in the United States is expected to rise significantly in the next 2 decades. Unfortunately, many of these individuals live on fixed incomes, are disabled, and struggle with poverty. Several entitlement programs exist to support our
most vulnerable, but take-up rates among the elderly and disabled are particularly low. Various application processes, an array of certification requirements, and the number of federal and state agencies involved throughout entitlement program receipt contribute
to low utilization.

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Deadline tomorrow: Cosponsor the SNAP Simplification for the Elderly Act

The elderly population in the United States is expected to rise significantly in the next 2 decades. Unfortunately, many of these individuals live on fixed incomes, are disabled, and struggle with poverty. Several entitlement programs exist to support our
most vulnerable, but take-up rates among the elderly and disabled are particularly low. Various application processes, an array of certification requirements, and the number of federal and state agencies involved throughout entitlement program receipt contribute
to low utilization.

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Cosponsor the SNAP Simplification for the Elderly Act

The elderly population in the United States is expected to rise significantly in the next 2 decades. Unfortunately, many of these individuals live on fixed incomes, are disabled, and struggle with poverty. Several entitlement programs exist to support our
most vulnerable, but take-up rates among the elderly and disabled are particularly low. Various application processes, an array of certification requirements, and the number of federal and state agencies involved throughout entitlement program receipt contribute
to low utilization.

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