February is American Heart Month

For more than 50 years, February has been recognized as American Heart Month.  As co-chairs of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, we hope that you will take some time this month to reaffirm your commitment to combatting heart disease – the nation’s
No. 1 and most costly killer.

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Sign on to Bipartisan Letter Urging USDA to Shelve Proposal to Outsource Federal Oversight

We hope you will join us in signing the below letter to the USDA, urging the agency to abandon its proposal to utilize inspections and certifications by regulated industries as a guide to determine whether and when to inspect a facility under the Animal
Welfare Act.  This proposal would seriously compromise the integrity of the AWA inspection process and undermine protections for millions of animals at commercial breeding operations, medical laboratories, zoos, and other facilities across the country, as
well as raise consumer and public safety concerns. 

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Co-sponsor H.R.1415 to help end the tropical disease threat

NTDs are a group of 17 parasitic and bacterial diseases which blind, disable, disfigure, and sometimes kill victims from among the more than one billion of the world’s poorest people, trapping the most marginalized communities in a cycle of poverty. These
diseases can keep children from attending school and their parents from working and cause excessive bleeding by mothers during birth and result in low birth weight babies. NTDs therefore constitute a significant hurdle to achieving economic growth and dilute
the impact of foreign assistance programs. While NTDs primarily afflict communities in developing countries, outbreaks have been reported in the U.S. and other developed countries in recent years, such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, chikungunya and now
Zika.   

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Co-sponsor H.R.1415 to help end the tropical disease threat

NTDs are a group of 17 parasitic and bacterial diseases which blind, disable, disfigure, and sometimes kill victims from among the more than one billion of the world’s poorest people, trapping the most marginalized communities in a cycle of poverty. These
diseases can keep children from attending school and their parents from working and cause excessive bleeding by mothers during birth and result in low birth weight babies. NTDs therefore constitute a significant hurdle to achieving economic growth and dilute
the impact of foreign assistance programs. While NTDs primarily afflict communities in developing countries, outbreaks have been reported in the U.S. and other developed countries in recent years, such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, chikungunya and now
Zika.   

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Co-sponsor H.R.1415 to help end the tropical disease threat

NTDs are a group of 17 parasitic and bacterial diseases which blind, disable, disfigure, and sometimes kill victims from among the more than one billion of the world’s poorest people, trapping the most marginalized communities in a cycle of poverty. These
diseases can keep children from attending school and their parents from working and cause excessive bleeding by mothers during birth and result in low birth weight babies. NTDs therefore constitute a significant hurdle to achieving economic growth and dilute
the impact of foreign assistance programs. While NTDs primarily afflict communities in developing countries, outbreaks have been reported in the U.S. and other developed countries in recent years, such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, chikungunya and now
Zika.  

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