Support FY21 Funding for ALS Research to Find a Cure

We are writing to enlist you in the fight to find a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. People with ALS
lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within five years of diagnosis.  

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Oppose Iranian Threats Against American Think Tanks

We invite you to cosign our letter to the President expressing support for the think tank and NGO community after Iran sanctioned the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) along with its CEO Mark Dubowitz and announced its intention to designate United
Against Nuclear Iran as a terrorist organization. These actions are unprecedented and are designed to intimidate the private research community while undermining the free speech of all Americans.

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Bipartisan Letter Sign on request: Urge Leadership to take up surprise billing

This year in just about every Congressional district and state in America, someone opened their mailbox to find a surprise medical bill. Perhaps it was a surgery patient whose case included treatment from an out-of-network physician at an in-network hospital.
Or perhaps it was a heart attack victim who landed in the emergency room. There are many circumstances that can lead to a surprise bill, but they are all a symptom of a broken healthcare system with high costs and hard to understand coverage benefits. Sadly,
this phenomenon is all too common, with 16.5 percent of emergency room visits nationally in 2017 including out-of-network payment claims, according to a recent analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute. Unexpected medical charges can reach into the hundreds
of thousands of dollars, bringing great financial and emotional distress to families, often at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

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Join the Bipartisan Trauma-Informed Care Caucus

Unmitigated toxic stress and traumatic events are prevalent in the lives of children, adults, families, and communities across the U.S. Although many will not experience lasting negative effects, others will have life-long challenges. Research has shown
that toxic stress and trauma during a child’s neurodevelopment are associated with mental health and substance use issues as well as chronic physical health conditions. Because these concerns can present challenges in relationships, careers, and other aspects
of life, it is important to understand the nature and impact of trauma, and to identify policies and practices that prevent negative outcomes and facilitate healing.

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Cosponsor the United States and Republic of Korea Alliance Support Act

Please join me in cosponsoring HR 889, bipartisan legislation to protect and reinforce the US-Republic of Korea alliance. This bill builds upon and strengthens language in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the United States maintains
a robust military presence on the Korean Peninsula. The bill includes a sense of Congress about the importance of treaty alliances and a forward-deployed force in the Indo-Pacific, while making clear that Congress should be consulted well in advance of any
significant change to the status quo on the Peninsula.  

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