Cosponsor the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Reauthorization Act of 2017

I urge you to join me in cosponsoring the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Reauthorization Act of 2017, to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Programs for Indians (SDPI) through 2024. SDPI provides critical programs that are helping our Tribal communities
address complications and burdens of Type 2 diabetes. This program is set to expire on September 30, 2017 unless Congress acts to renew it.

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Prevent Crime and Gun Violence: Cosponsor the Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2017

The October 1 shooting in Las Vegas was a terrible tragedy on a massive scale. As we continue to hold the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers, we still cannot fathom what drove Steven Paddock to carry out such a senseless and brutal act
of violence. One thing is clear, however: Paddock was able to amass an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons without detection, in part because of a loophole exempting long guns from a long-standing reporting requirement.

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Prevent Crime and Gun Violence: Cosponor the Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2017

The October 1 shooting in Las Vegas was a terrible tragedy on a massive scale. As we continue to hold the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers, we still cannot fathom what drove Steven Paddock to carry out such a senseless and brutal act
of violence. One thing is clear, however: Paddock was able to amass an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons without detection, in part because of a loophole exempting long guns from a long-standing reporting requirement.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2017

Earlier this summer, financial research firm Standard & Poor’s released their city home price index – confirming the concerns of many that housing prices are rising at the twice the rate of wage growth. One of the primary reasons they cited was a lack of
homes available to buy.  “Over the last year, analysts suggested that one factor pushing prices higher was the unusually low inventory of homes for sale,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.  While
the American dream was once owning a house, many Americans struggle to simply make ends meet due to the exploding housing costs. 

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2017

Earlier this summer, financial research firm Standard & Poor’s released their city home price index – confirming the concerns of many that housing prices are rising at the twice the rate of wage growth. One of the primary reasons they cited was a lack of
homes available to buy.  “Over the last year, analysts suggested that one factor pushing prices higher was the unusually low inventory of homes for sale,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.  While
the American dream was once owning a house, many Americans struggle to simply make ends meet due to the exploding housing costs. 

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Support Torres Amendment #87 to Increase Funding for MEP Program

Later today the House will debate the Torres amendment (#87) to H.R. 3354 – the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.  I write to ask for your support on my amendment to increase funding
for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program by $5 million. Strengthening U.S. manufacturing is essential to ensure that American innovation remains competitive around the world.  Through federal, state, and local collaborations, MEP has worked
to provide manufacturers around the nation with comprehensive services that have helped improved their businesses.  This increase is offset by an equal reduction in Department of Justice Salaries and Expenses.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2017

Earlier this summer, financial research firm Standard & Poor’s released their city home price index – confirming the concerns of many that housing prices are rising at the twice the rate of wage growth. One of the primary reasons they cited was a lack of
homes available to buy.  “Over the last year, analysts suggested that one factor pushing prices higher was the unusually low inventory of homes for sale,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.  While
the American dream was once owning a house, many Americans struggle to simply make ends meet due to the exploding housing costs. 

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Deadline Today: Urge the FCC to expand tribal broadband access

Broadband access is critical for native communities and can make the difference between poverty and their potential for prosperity. However, despite there being an outstanding rule that would aid their ability to improve connectivity on these lands, we are
deeply disappointed that the FCC has announced that they will not be considering this issue during their upcoming meeting on August 3rd.We understand that the FCC will vote on a series of items during their upcoming meeting and we urge them to include
expanding tribal broadband access is on their agenda.

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