Support Access to Educational Materials for Students with Disabilities

Please join me in sending the attached letter to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee in support of $30 million for the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials
for Individuals with Disabilities program and an additional $5 million for model demonstration programs to support improved access to postsecondary instructional materials for Fiscal Year 2020.

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Support the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition Program

I invite you to join me in writing to Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur and Ranking Member Mike Simpson requesting that they include report language embracing
$50 million for the Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office’s (VTO) Clean Cities coalition program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Energy and Water appropriations bill. Of that $50 million, this letter requests that
$42.7 million be provided for Deployment through the Clean Cities program including over
$25.5 million for competitive grants.

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FY20 LHHS Approps – Study on University-Government-Industry Partnerships

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine were chartered by Congress to provide nonpartisan, objective guidance to decision makers on pressing issues. For over 150 years, the Academies have provided timely recommendations that have informed
major legislation. A recent example of legislation that benefited directly from National Academies recommendations are the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (America COMPETES) Act of 2007,
which implemented recommendations from the Academies report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.” [1] Another example is NASA authorization and appropriations bills, which are informed
by the National Research Council’s Decadal Surveys. [2]

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Support Net Neutrality

We invite you to join us as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, legislation
to bring back strong, common-sense, meaningful net neutrality protections for all Americans. 
The Save the Internet Act would put consumers back in control of their experience online, protect small businesses, and promote competition.

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