Support the Bipartisan Smarter EPSCoR Act

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was first authorized by Congress in 1978 with the potentially noble goal of redistributing federal research dollars into states that did not get their “fair share” of research dollars. 
However, because the “fair share” was determined on a per state basis rather than a
per capita basis, it has devolved into just another program that steers money into states that already get far more than their fair share of federal spending.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan Medicaid CARE Act!

Many of our states have been hard hit by drastic
increases in drug overdose deaths in recent years. The number of deaths from heroin overdoses has more than tripled since 2010. Yet according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2014, less than 12 percent of the 21.5 million
Americans suffering with a substance use disorder received specialty treatment. We would not accept treatment rates this low for other diseases.
Current Medicaid policy, known as the IMD Exclusion, has the unintended consequence of limiting treatment for the most vulnerable populations. Medicaid beneficiaries are prescribed painkillers at twice the rate of non-Medicaid patients, and nearly one-third
of the Medicaid expansion population has a behavioral health disorder—but old Medicaid rules undermine recent coverage gains. This is why we introduced H.R. 2687, the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (CARE) Act.

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Let DREAMers Serve Their Country

We write to encourage you to become an original co-sponsor of a resolution to express the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should consider allowing DREAMers to serve in the military.

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Join Us for the June 29th Invention Expo

We want to bring your attention to an event taking place on June 29 that will provide Members and staff an opportunity to meet inventors and learn how they are commercializing their inventions.  You may have already seen the invitation below. 

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June 29th Invention Expo

We want to bring your attention to an event taking place on June 29 that will provide Members and staff an opportunity to meet inventors and learn how they are commercializing their inventions.  You may have already seen the invitation below. 

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Letter to Science Agencies on Job Loss in the President’s Budget Request

The recently released President’s Budget Request (PBR) drastically cut the budgets of our most important science agencies. If these funding levels were enacted, it could have a profound effect on our research ecosystem. We cannot properly evaluate the full
impact of the FY18 PBR until we know how many university researchers and National Laboratory employees would lose their federal funding or their jobs if these funding levels were enacted.

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