Support Student Veteran Work-Study – Cosponsor the WAVES Act (H.R. 5052)

Please join us in supporting student veterans throughout the country who are participating in the VA work-study program. Currently, full-time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are now pursuing a college degree, vocational, or professional
program are eligible to receive a VA work-study allowance for a VA-related work-study job while using their VA education benefits. The hourly wage for the work-study program is the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. However, this does not
account for the 44 localities nationwide that have higher minimum wage standards than their state.

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Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550)

I write to request your co-sponsorship of my bill, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550), which expands and extends the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for hiring qualified veterans. Without action, the tax credit is current set to expire on
December 31, 2020.

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Cosponsor Resolution for INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that supports the goals and ideals of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. In honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organization
has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. With more than four million registered nurses in the United States and more than twenty million registered nurses around the world, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate
the essential contributions these practitioners provide to the workforce, research, and the health of our nation.

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Please Sign Bishop-King FY21 Letter in Support of the DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program

Please join us in writing the House Appropriations Committee to express your support for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) within the Department of Defense (DoD).  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men and is the second leading
cause of cancer deaths among men. One in nine men will be diagnosed in their lifetimes, and 3.1 million men are living with a prostate cancer diagnosis today. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 712, the Bipartisan VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act

According to an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America survey, 83 percent of their membership agree that cannabis should be legal for medical purposes while 90 percent support medical cannabis research. 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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Co-sponsor Legal Protection for Military Survivors of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault rates continue to rise across the military, while survivor reporting remains unacceptably low and falling. In 2018, roughly 20,500 servicemembers indicated they suffered from some type of sexual assault, a nearly 40 percent increase from 2016.
Only 38 percent came forward to report the crimes, a decrease from 41 percent in 2016. Urgent action must be taken to reverse these negative trends and the damage they inflict on military readiness and retention.

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Cosponsor Resolution for INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that supports the goals and ideals of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. In honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organization
has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. With more than four million registered nurses in the United States and more than twenty million registered nurses around the world, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate
the essential contributions these practitioners provide to the workforce, research, and the health of our nation.

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Esophageal Cancer PRCRP – Bipartisan FY2021 Approps Letter

Please join us in sending the below letter to Chairman Visclosky and Ranking Member Calvert encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense to continue to include esophageal cancer as one of the diseases eligible for funding under the Department
of Defense (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) for FY 2021.

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