Cosponsor the Startup in a Day Act (H.R. 3706)

Sending Office: Honorable Julia Brownley Sent By: Daniel.Dick@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsor the Startup in a Day Act (H.R. 3706) Dear Colleague: I write to request your support for the Startup in a Day Act (H.R. 3706), which would provide Small Business Administration’s (SBA) grants to state and local communities to […]

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Cosponsor the Build a Better VA Act

I write to request your support for my bill, the Build a Better VA Act (H.R. 1722), which would modify the current process for approving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facility leases.

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Co-sponsor the CHAMPVA Children’s Care Protection Act (H.R. 2094)

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) program allows the VA to share the cost of health care for the dependents and survivors of certain eligible veterans. CHAMPVA provides health care coverage to the spouse
or child of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability, the surviving spouse or child of a veteran who died from a service-connected disability, the surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time of death
rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability, and the surviving spouse or child of a military member who died in the line of duty.

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Co-sponsor the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 1963)

Veterans of all service eras often face a number of service-connected health conditions that require continuous treatment. As many as 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – are coming home with symptoms associated
with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, according to a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation.[1]  Further, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 60 percent of veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans
are managing chronic pain.[2] Repeated studies have shown that in response to this crisis, the VA increased the use of prescription medication for pain management.[3] Tragically, the agency treated more than 66,000 veterans with opioid-use disorders in Fiscal
Year 2016.

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Support the Green Energy for Federal Buildings Act (H.R. 5142)

As the climate crisis that is upon us becomes all the more clear, it is high-time that we leverage the resources of the federal government to aid in our transition to a renewable energy economy. Under current law, as adopted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005,
the federal government is required to utilize no less than 7.5% renewable energy for its electricity needs, a level that has held steady since 2013.

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Cosponsor the Gun Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4271)

I write to request your support for the Gun Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4271), which addresses the alarming rate of suicide by firearm, particularly among veterans. Disturbingly, in 2017, suicides reached a 50-year high. This bill would require firearm
manufacturers and retailers to include warning labels that provide the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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