Making in the Arts Exhibition

Makers and artists often overlap and intersect; experimenting with technology, art, design, and using their creativity to create art, engage with communities, and improve education. Meet innovative Maker artists using new tools and technologies to create unique and beautiful artwork. Meet organizations that are using art created with Maker principles to change their communities and foster design thinking in students.

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Update the Lifeline Program & Expand Access to Broadband (v. 2)

Please join us on a letter to Chairman Wheeler offering guidance as the FCC considers updating the Lifeline program to include broadband services. The digital divide is real, and makes it much more difficult for low-income children to complete homework and adults to apply for jobs, make appointments, and pay bills. High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury and this is a rare opportunity to do something substantive about it, at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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Help Use Technology to Prevent Heartbreaking Deaths in High School Football (v. 2)

I write today to invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3986, the High School Football Safety Study Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill directs the Centers for Disease Control, in consultation with the Department of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, to conduct a study on the causes of deaths in high school football, and to develop recommendations to prevent death and serious injury in the future, including innovative ways of harnessing technology and data analytics to keep student-athletes healthy.

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Right to Try Act

Across the country, men and women who are diagnosed with a terminal illness are being stripped of their rights. In twenty-four states, American citizens are being denied access to investigational drugs that have passed the Food and Drug Administration’s basic safety testing, but have not yet been fully approved. This restriction limits individuals’ and may restrict their opportunity to live a longer and better life.

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