Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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The Hill Op-Ed: Time is money: Let’s open Social Security field offices, not close them

I write to share with you the
Op-Ed below that recently appeared in the Hill expressing support for passing legislation to protect the American public’s access to Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices.  The article raises a number of points about the importance
of these field offices to our constituents.  I urge you to cosponsor my bill, H.R. 7146–the Maintain Vital Access to Social Security Services Act of 2018, that would require the SSA to take certain steps, including seeking and considering public input, prior
to closing a field office.   For questions or to be added as a cosponsor, please contact Chris Goldson in my office at chris.goldson@mail.house.gov

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Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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Support Hacking for Defense and the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator

Please join our bipartisan, bicameral effort to support
Hacking for Defense (H4D) and the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator (MD5).  H4D is a university course developed by U.S. military combat veterans and taught at universities around the country in which students apply cutting-edge
research and problem-solving techniques to real-world security problems provided by Defense and Intelligence Agencies. MD5, which oversees H4D, is a DOD program that brings civilians, military personnel, and academics together to apply lean startup methodology
to rapidly solve challenging national security problems.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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Cosponsor H. Res. 993 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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Support Legislation Endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Social and Medicare to Help Improve the Social Security Field Office Closure Process

I write to seek your support for legislation, H.R. 7146–the Maintain Vital Access to Social Security Services Act of 2018– that would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to take certain steps, including
seeking and considering public input, prior to closing a field office. The need for putting in place these commonsense protections is highlighted in the letter of endorsement for the legislation from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.  

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Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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