Support Critical Medical Research in FY19

Please join us in sending the attached letter to Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro encouraging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to continue support for the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) in Fiscal Year 2019. 

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FY19 – Support Education of Homeless Children and Youth via RHYA and McKinney-Vento EHCY – BIPARTISAN Letter

We ask you to join us in requesting that the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies provide robust funding for the
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program in order to meet the unprecedented need for safe and stable housing and supportive services for homeless youth.

Link to FY19 Letter. 

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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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