Cosponsor H.R. 92, the Vote by Mail Act to Expand Mail-In Voting, Automatic Registration

The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016, 14
states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low-income voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of
campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to unjustly diminish individual voices.

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It’s almond milk, not almond sweat – sign the letter to FDA in support of plant-based food products

We all agree that consumers should have clear information about what products they are buying in the grocery store. In September 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a solicitation for public comment on the use of dairy foods in the labeling
of plant-based alternative products like almond milk and coconut butter. While I applaud the FDA’s desire to learn more about plant-based alternatives to dairy products, this modernization should ensure consumers can easily identify and select plant-based
alternatives to dairy products.

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It’s almond milk, not almond sweat – sign the letter to FDA in support of plant-based food products

We all agree that consumers should have clear information about what products they are buying in the grocery store. In September 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a solicitation for public comment on the use of dairy foods in the labeling
of plant-based alternative products like almond milk and coconut butter. While I applaud the FDA’s desire to learn more about plant-based alternatives to dairy products, this modernization should ensure consumers can easily identify and select plant-based
alternatives to dairy products.

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Sign the Annual Medicare Advantage Support Letter

We are writing to ask you to join us in signing a bipartisan letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to preserve and strengthen the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and the high quality health plan choices it provides to millions
of seniors and individuals with disabilities. The deadline for signing this letter is January 25, 2019.

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Sign the Annual Medicare Advantage Support Letter

We are writing to ask you to join us in signing a bipartisan letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to preserve and strengthen the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and the high quality health plan choices it provides to millions
of seniors and individuals with disabilities. The deadline for signing this letter is January 25, 2019.

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Sign the Annual Medicare Advantage Support Letter

We are writing to ask you to join us in signing a bipartisan letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to preserve and strengthen the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and the high quality health plan choices it provides to millions
of seniors and individuals with disabilities. The deadline for signing this letter is January 25, 2019.

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Cosponsor H.R. 92, the Vote by Mail Act to Expand Mail-In Voting, Automatic Registration

The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016,
14 states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low-income
voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to
unjustly diminish individual voices.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R. 92, the Vote by Mail Act to Expand Mail-In Voting, Automatic Registration

The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016,
14 states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low-income
voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to
unjustly diminish individual voices.

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H.R. 2 is a Missed Opportunity – Oppose the Farm Bill Conference Report

The Senate and House Agriculture Committees have unveiled a Farm Bill conference that is woefully out of step with the needs of family farmers and our food system. I’ve introduced the Food and Farm Act (H.R. 4425), an alternative Farm Bill that advances
reforms to focus resources on those who need them most, foster innovation, encourage investments in people and the planet, and ensure access to healthy foods.

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