Cosponsor HR 2290 The Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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Cosponsor HR 2290 The Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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BRIEFING TODAY: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2006, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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BRIEFING TODAY: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2006, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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BRIEFING TOMORROW: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2006, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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BRIEFING TOMORROW: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2006, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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Briefing Room Change: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2013, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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President Trump’s War on Science

The President’s decision to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement and his pervasive denial of climate change have made it clear that he intends to roll back years of progress made to mitigate climate change. President Trump is blatantly
ignoring the priorities of the American people. According to a recent Yale University survey, 82 percent of the public supports research into renewable energy sources, and 75 percent support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.  As we work together to
protect American health and safety, I wanted to share the following New York Times piece about the dangerous consequences of President’s war on science.

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Briefing: Dangers of Importing Chicken from China

In 2013, the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) granted equivalency to China’s poultry processing system, allowing China to export cooked poultry meat to the United States.  This June, the first shipment of processed poultry from China arrived
in the United States, despite widespread concerns over the safety of poultry processing plants in China.

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LAST CALL: Oppose Trump’s Attack on Equal Pay

Under the direction of President Obama in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an update to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to include and gather data about compensation from employers. The revised EEO-1 would result
in three concrete goals that will help address pay disparities: increase public transparency, support employer efforts to self-monitor compensation practices, and strengthen the EEOC’s enforcement efforts. 

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