Support Critical Afterschool Programming

Please join us in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related Agencies in support of a total funding level of $1.3 billion for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)  Program
in Fiscal Year 2019. 

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Support Funding for STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control

Please join me in a letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies requesting $207.3 million for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention at the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) as well as $20 million for a special initiative for STD screening and treatment in the states with the highest rates of STDs.

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Support Syringe Services Programs in FY19

Please join us in sending a letter to appropriators requesting that they require the Department of Health and Human Services to report on the implementation of syringe services programs (SSPs) in the FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and
Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law No: 114-113). Sec. 520 of the bill included language lifting the prohibition on using “funds for elements of a [needle exchange] program” at the state
and local level if a jurisdiction is experiencing or at risk of an HIV or hepatitis outbreak. Therefore, we’re asking the committee to direct a report that would include, the number of states, programs or grantees requesting the use of such funds, the number
of people served, the impact of such programs on HIV and hepatitis infection rates, and others.

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Support Regional Job Creation in the FY 2019 Budget

Please join us in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science in support of continued and sufficient funding for the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Program in
FY2019.

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