‘Biking 101’ Briefing

I write to urge you to join me in cosponsoring H.R. 3138, legislation to provide a Congressional Gold Medal to the heroic women of the 6888 Central Postal Directory Battalion (a.k.a. the “Six Triple Eight”), the only African American Women’s Army Corps Battalion
to serve overseas during World War II.

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Letter to Secretary Azar about Proposal to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients

Please join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach
119 million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but they also
make up the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Yet, Latinos still face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life. The growing disparity is most evident in our arts and cultural institutions.

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Cosponsor Bill to Help Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention Resources

Women have a larger presence in our nation’s military than ever before—now, women make up roughly 10 percent of all veterans, and in 25 years, that number is slated to increase to 16.3 percent. Yet as our women veterans seek health care both within the VA,
and through community care, they are either faced with a lack of equipment and resources suited to their needs, or administrative hurdles due to staffing and training deficiencies.  

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Support Timely Access to Care for Diabetes Patients

Please join me in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making comment period opposing the use of chained CPI to calculate annual adjustments to the Federal Poverty Level. OMB is currently considering updates to
the calculation, including the use of chained CPI, which would have devastating consequences to the millions of individuals and families that benefit from safety net programs. A shift to the chained CPI would be a mirage – while the federal government’s definition
of poor would change, the individuals and families that fail to meet the definition would nevertheless remain poor.

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Honor the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent – Wife, Mother, and Warrior

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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Protect Students and Taxpayers: Become an Original Cosponsor of the POST Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the bicameral Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers (POST) Act. Current law prohibits for-profit colleges and universities from deriving more than 90% of their revenue from the U.S. Department of Education’s federal
student aid programs. The other 10% is required to come from sources other than the federal government. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that schools are not overly dependent on the federal government for their operation and that others, besides federal
taxpayers, have skin in the game. 

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