Urge Secretary Mattis to Comply with Congressional Intent In Regard To Climate Change Reporting

On May 10, 2018,
The Washington Post reported that during revision of the Department of Defense’s January 2018 Screening Level Vulnerability Assessment Survey Report, defense officials removed information relating to the term climate change and its associated potential
risks to the missions of the Department. This came despite language the President signed into law (in the FY18 NDAA) confirming that climate change is a direct threat to our national security. Altering these reports, many of which have been mandated by Congress,
is a significant step backwards when it comes to pragmatically addressing this issue.

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Urge Secretary Mattis to Comply with Congressional Intent when it Comes to Climate Change Reporting

On May 10, 2018,
The Washington Post reported that during revision of the Department of Defense’s January 2018 Screening Level Vulnerability Assessment Survey Report, defense officials removed information relating to the term climate change and its associated potential
risks to the missions of the Department. This came despite language the President signed into law (in the FY18 NDAA) confirming that climate change is a direct threat to our national security. Altering these reports, many of which have been mandated by Congress,
is a significant step backwards when it comes to pragmatically addressing this issue.

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Co-Sponsor Legislation to Restore the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Role in the White House

Last month, the Administration eliminated the post of Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator. In place of a dedicated cybersecurity
advisor, the White House has
assigned responsibility for the White House Cybersecurity Directorate to the president’s homeland security advisor, a post that has been reduced to the rank of deputy assistant. Many politicians, former government officials, and think tank experts have

questioned the move, as has a prominent
private industry association.

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Urge Secretary Mattis to Comply with Congressional Intent when it Comes to Climate Change Reporting

On May 10, 2018,
The Washington Post reported that during revision of the Department of Defense’s January 2018 Screening Level Vulnerability Assessment Survey Report, defense officials removed information relating to the term climate change and its associated potential
risks to the missions of the Department. This came despite language the President signed into law (in the FY18 NDAA) confirming that climate change is a direct threat to our national security. Altering these reports, many of which have been mandated by Congress,
is a significant step backwards when it comes to pragmatically addressing this issue.

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Support Langevin #59 (Rules #9)

Please join me in supporting the bipartisan Langevin/Gallagher amendment to appropriately fund electromagnetic railgun, a technology that has been described as “revolutionary” and a potential multi-mission “game changer” for long-range land-attack,
ballistic and cruise missile defense, and anti-surface warfare.

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Support Seniors & People with Disabilities – Cosponsor H.R. 5912

Serious concerns have been raised about the interpretation and implementation of the Medicaid Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) provisions included in the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255).  The EVV system requires healthcare providers and patients
to use electronic methods to confirm accurate billing and delivery of personal care services in the home of Medicaid beneficiaries. However, the short implementation period and delay in issuing CMS guidance have presented significant challenges in achieving
an effective roll out. 

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Support 1yr Delay of Medicaid Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System Requirements

Serious concerns have been raised about the interpretation and implementation of the Medicaid Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) provisions included in the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255).  The EVV system requires healthcare providers and patients
to use electronic methods to confirm accurate billing and delivery of personal care services in the home of Medicaid beneficiaries. However, the short implementation period and delay in issuing CMS guidance have presented significant challenges in achieving
an effective roll out. 

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Protect Children from Unsecured Firearms

Following the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School last Friday, which claimed the lives of ten students and educators,
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick remarked, “every parent out there needs to understand, every gun owner…
you must control your guns at home and be sure they are locked up and kept away from others
getting your guns.” On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the New York Times published an

article on safe gun storage.

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