Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these
hurt American citizens, workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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Keep Our Genes Private: Support the Genetic Information Privacy Act of 2019

Whether it is to learn more about their ancestry or their predisposition to disease, every day, U.S. citizens send their genetic information to testing services.  But
many U.S. citizens are unaware of what happens to their genetic information after they send it in.  Services that conduct genetic tests on consumers receive a wealth of genetic information that includes both intimate and personally identifiable information. 
These services are then able to sell their consumers’ data to third parties without their consent.

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Cosponsor the Insulin Access for All Act

Access to insulin can improve — and even save — countless lives.  That’s why in 1921, the scientists who isolated insulin sold the patent for this procedure to the University of Toronto for $3, and for decades, insulin was affordable
for those who relied on it.

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Support Minority, Women, and Low-Income Banks & Credit Unions

Black banks have long
served low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing mortgages, opportunities to build credit, and welcoming places to deposit earnings, but they are now in danger of disappearing.  The

New Market Tax Credit (NMTC), a venture capital program intended to attract investment to these lower income neighborhoods which need it the most, has instead put money in the pockets of a few wealthy developers.  Additionally, the Great Recession hit black
banks hard.  Creative Investment Research, a firm that monitors minority-owned financial institutions, found that nearly a quarter have gone out of business, and predicts there will only be seven left in the entire country by 2028 if the status quo does not
change.

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Promote Diabetes Prevention Through a Postal Stamp

More than 100 million adults suffer from diabetes or prediabetes across the country.  For the millions of Americans at risk of developing diabetes, access to healthier food and regular exercise can reduce the incidence of diabetes
in high-risk individuals by as much as 58 percent.  These preventive measures can decrease the risk of not only type 2 diabetes, but also the chances of heart and kidney disease.

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Support H.R. 4404 to Ensure Patients are Adequately Informed and Empowered about their Prescriptions

There are millions of Americans who are taking prescribed and over-the-counter medication that can greatly increase the risk of suicide or depression.  Therefore, it is critically important that those risk factors are prominently
displayed on the medication to ensure that patients, along with their health care provider and pharmacist, can have a more thorough discussion as it relates to patient safety and awareness of harmful side effects.

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Support H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act

In 2003, Congress passed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act (FCLCA), which put in place protections for a patient’s right to shop around for the best contact lens price.  The 2004 Contact Lens Rule implementing the law required
seller verification of a prescription, or automatic verification should a prescriber not respond within eight business hours.  Some online contact lens sellers use dangerous loopholes — including the use of robocalls — to bypass the verification process. 
An accurate and clear prescription verification process is essential to ensure patients are not given wrong, unprescribed lenses that can result in permanent vision loss.

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