Briefing Invite: WHAT WORKS IN POLICYMAKING

Please join Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-2) and Ben McAdams (UT-4) for a briefing to introduce the What Works Caucus.   The recently launched bipartisan What Works Caucus was formed to develop and promote results-driven, evidence-based legislation
and partnerships that addresses our nation’s biggest challenges. It will also spotlight data-driven local, state, and federal efforts, as well as the work of private and nonprofit partners, that are helping improve results for people around the country.

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Cosponsor: Healthy Food Access for All Americans!

Currently over 20 million Americans live in what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies as a food desert—not living within a mile of a grocery store in urban communities or 10 miles of a grocery store in rural areas. The lack of healthy
foods has devastating effects on the health of communities, leading to higher incidents of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan Medicare Part B Fairness Act

I ask you to cosponsor the Medicare Part B Fairness Act. As you may know, Medicare offers an initial enrollment period three months before and after your 65th birthday. If you miss that window, you are subject to a late enrollment surcharge equal to 10 percent
of the standard Part B premium for every year of delay — a penalty that continues for life. For decades, Americans were automatically enrolled in Medicare when they claimed their Social Security benefits. But now that Social Security benefits typically aren’t
claimed until 67, a growing number of people are missing this window.

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Fund the Removal of Lead Pipes

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 4321, the Grants for Eliminating the Toxic Hazard of Environmental LEAD in Our Towns Act of 2019.  This title creates a new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant program to fund the removal of lead
pipes from housing in the United States.

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Cosponsor the Protecting Federal Agencies and Employees from Political Interference Act

Please cosponsor the Protecting Federal Agencies and Employees from Political Interference Act (H.R. 4595), which would require an act of Congress before any federal agency headquarters may be moved out of the National Capital Region (NCR).  This bill would
require that the headquarters of any agency located in the NCR on the date of the introduction of this bill remain in the NCR absent subsequent legislation.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Retirement Savings for Family Caregivers

As Americans across the country seek to ensure they have a strong safety net for their retirement, it is important that the federal government provides adequate access to retirement savings vehicles. Under current law, employees aged 50 and older are eligible
to utilize catch-up contributions to make additional deposits to their 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and other eligible retirement accounts.

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