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Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 20, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R.6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.

Support Special Needs Military Families – Cosponsor H.R. 6148, the TRICARE ECHO Improvement Act

April 20, 2020

We invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 6148, the TRICARE ECHO Improvement Act. This important legislation would provide military families with special needs dependents equitable access to supports and services commonly covered by states’ Medicaid programs.

Cosponsor Bill to Help Military Retirees Affordably Access Drugs During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020

Please join me as a cosponsor of the XXX Act to temporarily waive TRICARE copays to ensure military retirees and families can affordably access their drugs and practice social distancing.

CORONAVIRUS: ASSURE NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ACCESS TO TELEHEALTH AND VIRTUAL VISITS WITH LOVES ONES

April 20, 2020

Older adults are among the most vulnerable populations during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the

World Health Organization, people over 60 are at the highest risk for severe disease and death from COVID-19,

with 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. and
95% of deaths in Europe occurring among older adults. In an effort to protect older adults from COVID-19, visits to nursing homes have been restricted across the country, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a policy temporarily eliminating
visitation in over one hundred VA nursing facilities.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act, H.R. 4710

April 17, 2020

Please join Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) in supporting H.R. 4710, the bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act. 

Cosponsor H.R. 587 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

April 17, 2020

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.     

Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 17, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R.6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.

Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 16, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R. 6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.