BRIEFING: Changes at the Corporation for National and Community Service

As co-chairs of the National Service Caucus, Representatives Price and Matsui invite you to attend a staff-only briefing with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to discuss the agency’s Transformation
and Sustainability Plan. Agency staff will be present to give an overview of CNCS, the T&S Plan, including the agency’s decision to move to regional offices, and will be able to answer any questions offices may have. 

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Cosponsor H.R.613 – TRICARE Reserve Select Improvement Act

Many of us are fortunate to live in communities with friends and neighbors who serve our country in uniform as citizen-soldiers.  Since September 11, 2001, our
nation has mobilized hundreds of thousands of these brave men and women from the reserve components of the military services to support overseas military operations.  In recognition of their service, Military Guardsmen and Reservists are eligible to purchase
affordable and robust health insurance known as TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).

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Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 110th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons.
The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 110 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

While data is limited, the American Legion, a congressionally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, commissioned a nationwide

survey in October 2017 on a portion of its approximately 2.2 million veteran members and found that 92 percent of all respondents support medicinal cannabis research and 82 percent of all respondents support legalizing medicinal cannabis. The survey also
found that “22 percent of veterans are currently using cannabis to treat a medical condition.” Therefore, medical research into the safety and efficacy of cannabis usage for medical purposes is timely, necessary, and widely supported by the veteran community.

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RESTORE STABLE LEADERSHIP AT THE VA

As Congress continues its efforts to improve management at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in order to ensure a stronger support system for our veterans, I would like to draw your attention to an issue that may be impeding the ability of the VA to
improve care for our nation’s heroes.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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