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Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 30, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R. 6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R.) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.

Sign letter to stop in-person West Point graduation CLOSES NOON FRI MAY 1

April 30, 2020

Please join me in urging Secretary Esper to discourage President Trump from attending West Point graduation by
SIGNING HERE.

Support Special Needs Military Families – Cosponsor H.R. 6148, the TRICARE ECHO Improvement Act

April 30, 2020

We invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 6148, the TRICARE ECHO Improvement Act. This important legislation would provide military families with special needs dependents equitable access to supports and services commonly covered by states’ Medicaid programs.

Health care reinforcements to fight COVID-19: Cosponsor the TRIAGE Act

April 30, 2020

Our frontline health care workers have valiantly and selflessly taken up the call in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the virulence of COVID-19 and a dire shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), we now face a grave health care worker
shortage in many areas across the country. Simply put, the number of COVID-19 cases is not only overwhelming our medical supply chain but is also overwhelming our already overtaxed health care workforce.

Cosponsor H.R. 6362 the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act

April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the nation facing unprecedented public health and economic crises that has exacerbated underlying inequalities and devastated those already living on the margins.  Individuals and families experiencing homelessness are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of this crisis. Lacking both safe, stable shelter and access to medical resources, those experiencing homelessness continue to be hardest hit by this pandemic.

Support TRIO during Covid-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

The COVID crisis is hitting TRIO’s low-income and first-generation students especially hard, along with TRIO’s veterans and unemployed adults. As schools are closed, we estimate 45% of TRIO students do not have laptops or high-speed internet to complete
coursework, apply for college or financial aid, or continue support services to stay on the college pipeline. This digital divide is especially difficult in rural areas. Many college students could stop out this semester and not return.

Cosponsor H.R. 587 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

April 30, 2020

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.     

Support TRIO during Covid-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

The COVID crisis is hitting TRIO’s low-income and first-generation students especially hard, along with TRIO’s veterans and unemployed adults. As schools are closed, we estimate 45% of TRIO students do not have laptops or high-speed internet to complete
coursework, apply for college or financial aid, or continue support services to stay on the college pipeline. This digital divide is especially difficult in rural areas. Many college students could stop out this semester and not return.

Health care reinforcements to fight COVID-19: Cosponsor the TRIAGE Act

April 30, 2020

Our frontline health care workers have valiantly and selflessly taken up the call in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the virulence of COVID-19 and a dire shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), we now face a grave health care worker
shortage in many areas across the country. Simply put, the number of COVID-19 cases is not only overwhelming our medical supply chain but is also overwhelming our already overtaxed health care workforce.

COSPONSOR H.R. 6398: Get Urgently Needed Medical Equipment to Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19

April 30, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 3.2-Million across the world and 1-million in the United States. Unfortunately, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly through our communities and is projected to soon overwhelm our health care system.
Health care providers are being forced to reuse the personal protective equipment (PPE) intended to prevent the spread of disease, ventilator supplies are a fraction of what experts are pleading for, and testing components are in such short supply that only
critically ill individuals can receive the COVID-19 test. The American people and our heroic frontline health care providers are desperate for the resources they need to prevent, identify, and treat COVID-19 cases in order to minimize loss of life.