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BIPARTISAN DRUG COURTS & VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS REQUESTS FOR CONTINUED FUNDING IN FY19

March 7, 2018

Please join us in requesting continued funding for the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program and Veterans Treatment Courts in FY 2019 by signing the attached letter to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations
Subcommittee. For over twenty-five years Drug Courts, and now more recently Veterans Treatment Courts, have successfully reduced crime, saved billions of tax dollars, and have transformed the lives over 1.25 million citizens and veterans. Today they need your
help.

Become an ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR of a resolution recognizing Latinas during National Women’s History Month

March 7, 2018

The month of March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring Latinas in the United States by cosponsoring a resolution Recognizing Women’s History Month and celebrating the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United
States. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will be introducing identical legislation in the Senate.

Screening of Burn Pit Documentary

March 7, 2018

By now you should have received an invitation to attend a special screening of the documentary film
Delay, Deny, Hope You Die.

Support Commissary Benefits for Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans

March 7, 2018

The Purple Heart is the oldest honor that members of our military are given and it is awarded to those who have been wounded or died in combat fighting for the United States. Since the modern incarnation of the award was established in 1932, approximately
1.8 million members of the military have received the Purple Heart. These brave men and women and their families deserve our utmost gratitude. It is our duty as a nation to not only to say that we appreciate their service but also to enact policies demonstrating
that gratitude.  

K9 Veterans Day Special Order March 13

March 7, 2018

March 13th marks National K9 Veterans Day. While an unofficially recognized holiday, it marks a time where we can celebrate and honor our K9 heroes that serve in our military and here at home. These working dogs play
a vital role in our nation’s history and they continue to save lives and keep communities safe today. To properly honor them, I invite you to join me for a special order on March 13th
following votes.

Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Eligibility for VA Dental Care

March 7, 2018

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4556, legislation to expand eligibility for dental care to all veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

Cosponsor Legislation to Name the Louis Zamperini Post Office

March 7, 2018

I write to request your support to honor a true American hero, Louis Silvie “Louie” Zamperini (1917-2014), by cosponsoring legislation to designate the U.S. Post Office located at 1433 Marcelina Ave in Torrance, California as the Louis Zamperini Post Office.

Bipartisan Letter to Honor the American Flag in DoD Appropriations

March 7, 2018

Please join us in requesting language be added to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act requiring the Department of Defense (DoD) to buy American flags that were made in America, by American workers, using American-grown and
manufactured materials. 

DEADLINE TOMORROW COB: Support our Korean War combat veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal

March 7, 2018

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor to the Korean War Combat Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act.  This bill would honor combat veterans who served in the Korean War with a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their dedication to service
in the interest of world peace and security.