Join over 190 Bipartisan Cosponsors in Combating Veteran Homelessness

In 2017, for the first time since 2010, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness increased. In fact, over 40,000 veterans experienced homelessness at some point last year. These 40,000 veterans account for over nine percent of all homeless adults,
even though veterans represent less than 10 percent of the total U.S. adult population. Congress has done much to address the plight of our homeless veterans, but we must continue our efforts. This is why I urge you to join me in combating veteran homelessness
by cosponsoring H.R. 4099, the ‘Homeless Veteran Families Act’.

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Cosponsor–Protecting Against Tyranny and Responsible Imports Act

Last September, I introduced the ‘Protecting Against Tyranny and Responsible Imports Act (PATRIA)
of 2017 (H.R.3673).’  The PATRIA Act would impose a ban on the importation of petroleum and refined petroleum products from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  Recently, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, was reelected by a sham electoral
process which was nothing more than a farce and a media show.  America and countries that respect democracy should not recognize this result, which is why I am calling on you to cosponsor the PATRIA Act.

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Cosponsor H.J.Res.118, an AUMF Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS

As fellow Members of Congress, we ask you to cosponsor H.J.Res.118, an “Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.”  Given the recent and ongoing military operations in
which the U.S. is involved in the Middle East, we believe it is long past time for Congress to revisit this important issue.  Congress needs to reassert its constitutional duty to authorize the use of military force around the globe rather than let the Executive
branch unilaterally make such important decisions. We can do so by adopting H.J.Res.118.

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Support House Resolution 128–Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia

Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider House Resolution 128 (H.Res.128), “Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.”  It calls on the Government of Ethiopia to take clear, decisive
steps toward becoming more inclusive, more democratic, and more respectful of the basic human rights of its citizens.  Congress must speak out in defense of democracy, civil liberties, and personal freedoms that we hold dear.

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COSPONSOR House Resolution 128–Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia

On Tuesday, April 10, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider House Resolution 128 (H.Res.128), “Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.”  It calls on the Government of Ethiopia to take
clear, decisive steps toward becoming more inclusive, more democratic, and more respectful of the basic human rights of its citizens.  Congress must speak out in defense of democracy, civil liberties, and personal freedoms that we hold dear.

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COSPONSOR House Resolution 128–Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia

With an upcoming vote in early April, we are calling on you to cosponsor House Resolution 128 (H.Res.128), “Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.”  It calls on the Government of Ethiopia to take clear,
decisive steps toward becoming more inclusive, more democratic, and more respectful of the basic human rights of its citizens.  Congress must speak out in defense of democracy, civil liberties, and personal freedoms that we hold dear.

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COSPONSOR House Resolution 128–Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia

With an upcoming vote in early April, we are calling on you to cosponsor House Resolution 128 (H.Res.128), “Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.”  It calls on the Government of Ethiopia to take clear,
decisive steps toward becoming more inclusive, more democratic, and more respectful of the basic human rights of its citizens.  Congress must speak out in defense of democracy, civil liberties, and personal freedoms that we hold dear.

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H.R. 4099 – Homeless Veteran Families Act

While homelessness among our nation’s veterans has recently declined by 47 percent, 39, 471 veterans are still homeless in the U.S. Veterans still account for over nine percent of all homeless adults and so there is more work to do for our homeless veterans.
This is why I urge you to join me in combating veteran homelessness by cosponsoring H.R. 4099, the
‘Homeless Veteran Families Act’.

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Prevent Overmedication and Combat Suicide Among Veterans: Cosponsor H.R. 2652, the Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act

As you know, the statistics related to veteran suicide and the overprescription of drugs to our nation’s veterans are striking. Every day, an average of 20 veterans die from suicide, and in 2014, veterans accounted for 18% of all deaths from suicide. The
risk of suicide is 21% higher for veterans than for the average U.S. adult. Furthermore, since 2001, we have seen a dramatic increase in narcotics prescriptions, and in the largest veteran populations, veterans die from accidental narcotic overdose at a 33%
higher rate than the rest of the population.

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