Briefing: What We Know about the Coronavirus

The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus will be hosting a briefing on “What We Know about the Coronavirus”. This briefing, sponsored by The Coalition for the Life Sciences (CLS) will be held in Cannon 121 on Wednesday, February 26 from 2:30pm to
3:30pm.

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Cosponsor a Resolution in Support of the Creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution to encourage the development of an effective, independent international anti-corruption court (IACC) to combat kleptocracy across the globe. Systemic corruption has created economic, humanitarian, and governance
challenges across the world, undermining rule of law and depriving millions of people of billions of dollars their governments could have spent helping them. Combating this scourge requires international cooperation, since corrupt leaders ensure impunity for
themselves by eliminating the domestic checks and balances that could otherwise be used to hold them accountable.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of a Resolution in Support of the Creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution to encourage the development of an effective, independent international anti-corruption court (IACC) to combat kleptocracy across the globe. Systemic corruption has created economic, humanitarian, and governance
challenges across the world, undermining rule of law and depriving millions of people of billions of dollars their governments could have spent helping them. Combating this scourge requires international cooperation, since corrupt leaders ensure impunity for
themselves by eliminating the domestic checks and balances that could otherwise be used to hold them accountable.

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Co-sponsor Legal Protection for Military Survivors of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault rates continue to rise across the military, while survivor reporting remains unacceptably low and falling. In 2018, roughly 20,500 servicemembers indicated they suffered from some type of sexual assault, a nearly 40 percent increase from 2016.
Only 38 percent came forward to report the crimes, a decrease from 41 percent in 2016. Urgent action must be taken to reverse these negative trends and the damage they inflict on military readiness and retention.

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Be a Cosponsor of Bipartisan Legislation to HALT Campus Sexual Violence

Under federal law, students are entitled to a safe educational environment free of sexual harassment. But research shows that 20 percent of young women and 6 percent of young men will be victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault on campus, and
the National Institute of Justice estimated that 63 percent of universities shirk their legal responsibilities to respond to these violent crimes.

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Join DWC as a Cosponsor of the Even Playing Field Act of 2019!

Please join the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus in cosponsoring the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for our nation’s amateur athletes. The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captivated millions during
the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, inspiring the world with their thrilling fourth World Cup title victory and their fight for equal pay. Despite being the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the USWNT continues to endure inequities in compensation,
investment, and working conditions.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan H.R. 2048, The Pink Tax Repeal Act

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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Join as a Co-sponsor of Bipartisan Safe to Report Act to Support Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Sexual assault rates continue to rise across the military, while survivor reporting remains unacceptably low and falling. In 2018, roughly 20,500 servicemembers indicated they suffered from some type of sexual assault, a nearly 40 percent increase from 2016.
Only 38 percent came forward to report the crimes, a decrease from 41 percent in 2016. Urgent action must be taken to reverse these negative trends and the damage they inflict on military readiness and retention.

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