Results for the tag Rush, Bobby L.

Help Bring Justice to Victims of Civil Rights Atrocities

Ensuring that the American people know the full history of the Civil Rights Era is a matter of national importance.  Today, several Civil Rights Cold Cases remain unsolved for a variety of reasons, including at times a lack of will on the part of law enforcement. 
These cases, some of which include horrific crimes like lynching, are an important part of America’s civil rights history.  Fortunately, we are now in a position where we have moved past much of the enmity of that era, and professionals are ready and willing
to help solve these atrocities.

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Help Support Diversity in Health Professions

The United States has been and will continue to be a proud, diverse nation.  Unfortunately, our diversity is not faithfully reflected in the health workforce, where a staggering amount of racial disparity exists.

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Remember the Fallen: Cosponsor the Fort Pillow National Battlefield Park Study Act

From 1861 to 1865, the bloody American Civil War pitted the Union against the Confederate States of America.  The many battles that took place during the war saw both heroic actions and acts of brutality, culminating with the surrender of the Confederacy
at Appomattox Court House.  Today we are knowledgeable about these events due to the many studies and the abundance of research that has been done surrounding the Civil War.  However, the experiences and contributions of black soldiers have often been overlooked
in the wider narrative surrounding the Civil War.

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Cosponsor the USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act

We urge your support for H.R. 3534, the USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act.

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Support Civic Education! Cosponsor the Promoting American Government Education Act (PAGE Act)

The roots of the House Page Program stretch back to the early 19th century.  For over one hundred years, pages assisted the House of Representatives in a variety of ways, including streamlining correspondence.  That is, until the program was cancelled in
2011.  It was said that the program was too expensive to operate and made obsolete by improvements in communication technology.

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Support H.R. 4404 to Ensure Patients are Adequately Informed and Empowered about their Prescriptions

There are millions of Americans who are taking prescribed and over-the-counter medication that can greatly increase the risk of suicide or depression.  Therefore, it is critically important that those risk factors are prominently displayed on the medication
to ensure that patients, along with their health care provider and pharmacist, can have a more thorough discussion as it relates to patient safety and awareness of harmful side effects.

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Support Research to Reduce Ambulance Diversions

In an emergency, our constituents depend on ambulances to get them quickly to the hospital to receive necessary medical care.  However, this care can be jeopardized if a hospital has instituted a strategy known as “ambulance diversion,” in which a hospital
temporarily closes the emergency department to incoming ambulances.

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Honor Hazel M. Johnson, the Mother of the Environmental Justice Movement!

I invite you in joining me to honor Hazel M. Johnson, who is widely known as the mother of environmental justice and the associated movement.

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Keep Our Genes Private: Support the Genetic Information Privacy Act of 2019

Whether it is to learn more about their ancestry or their predisposition to disease, every day, U.S. citizens send their genetic information to testing services.  But many U.S. citizens are unaware of what happens to their genetic
information after they send it in.  Services that conduct genetic tests on consumers receive a wealth of genetic information that includes both intimate and personally identifiable information.  These services are then able to sell their consumers’ data to
third parties without their consent.

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Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these hurt American citizens,
workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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