End Social Isolation and Bullying in School (v. 2)

With 1 in 4 students in America experiencing some form of bullying, social isolation in its many forms is far too prevalent in our schools and communities. This bullying can lead to feelings of being socially isolated – or students who feel invisible, disconnected, and not part of their peer community.

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Meet the doctor from Concussion who discovered CTE

On Tuesday, January 12, at 4:00pm – 5:00 pm in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2456, I cordially invite you to attend a briefing entitled on the topic of brain injuries and the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL players. I am proud to be joined by my guest to the State of the Union, Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist and neuropathologist who was the first to publish findings of CTE in a series of ex-NFL players. His discovery and work to blow the whistle on the NFL are portrayed in the new film Concussion.

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ALL Gun Purchases Need Background Checks

The single most important thing we can do to reduce gun violence is require a criminal background check for every gun sale. Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already do this for all handgun sales. In those states, 46 percent fewer women are shot to
death by their partners, 48 percent fewer on-duty police officers are shot and killed, and 48 percent fewer people commit suicide with guns.

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ALL Gun Purchases Need Background Checks

The single most important thing we can do to reduce gun violence is require a criminal background check for every gun sale. Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already do this for all handgun sales. In those states, 46 percent fewer women are shot to death by their partners, 48 percent fewer on-duty police officers are shot and killed, and 48 percent fewer people commit suicide with guns.

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