Support CDC Funding For Gun Violence Research

Gun violence affects families and communities throughout our country, yet since the mid-1990s, federal funding for gun violence research has almost halted entirely. As a result, policymakers, doctors, counselors, and the public lack comprehensive, evidence-based
information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence and the best strategies to prevent future tragedies.

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Support Full Funding for the Census Bureau

Please join us in requesting that the U.S. Census Bureau be funded at a level of at least $4.239 billion in fiscal year 2019. This amount is $438 million above the Administration’s FY2019 request of $3.801 billion for the Bureau and reflects the level stated
in the Department of Commerce’s revised FY19 cost estimate for the 2020 Census. The decennial census provides vital data for the nation and is used to apportion the seats of the U.S. House of Representatives, realign the boundaries of legislative districts
of each state, allocate billions of dollars in federal financial assistance, and provide social demographic, and economic data to guide policy decisions at each level of government. Adequate funding of the 2020 Census will help continue information technology
systems development and critical testing that will improve accuracy and reduce the lifecycle cost of the 2020 Census.

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Support CDC Funding For Gun Violence Research

Gun violence affects families and communities throughout our country, yet since the mid-1990s, federal funding for gun violence research has almost halted entirely. As a result, policymakers, doctors, counselors, and the public lack comprehensive, evidence-based
information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence and the best strategies to prevent future tragedies.

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CLOSING TODAY: Support Funding for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program

The Justice For All Act (P.L. 108-405) expanded the use of DNA technology to convict the guilty and free the innocent. Included in this law was the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, named for a courageous rape survivor whose assailant was identified
through DNA evidence. This program helps to reduce and eliminate the backlog of unprocessed DNA evidence in state and local labs across the nation. In 2014, Congress again showed its overwhelming bipartisan support for this initiative by passing the Debbie
Smith Reauthorization Act (P.L. 113-182), which extends this program through 2019. And this year, the SAFER Act was reauthorized, which amends the Debbie Smith Act to provide local law enforcement with resources to audit and report back on their backlogs.

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