Cosponsor Homeless Veterans Bills

Over 37,800 veterans experienced homelessness in January 2018. In the last eight years, several cities and states have ended veterans’ homelessness, meaning homelessness among veterans is rare, brief, and non-recurring. This progress is largely due to investments
made by Congress, which include supportive services for mental health and substance abuse counseling and rental assistance through the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.

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Letter to CMS on Proton Beam Therapy Radiation Treatment

Please join us in urging Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to reconsider aspects of the agency’s proposed Radiation Oncology (RO) Model to avoid reducing access to certain lifesaving radiation treatments such as proton
beam therapy.

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Prevent Student Suicide: Cosponsor the STANDUP Act

Please join us by cosponsoring the bipartisan Suicide & Threat Assessment Nationally Dedicated to Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act, H.R. 2599. This legislation will help prevent suicides and school shootings by encouraging states and Indian tribes to implement
student suicide awareness and prevention training policies and school-based threat assessment team policies.

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Cosponsor a Bipartisan Bill to Make Cost-Effective Biosimilar Drugs More Accessible to Patients

Today, there are prescriptions drugs in development that promise new cures and treatments for some of life’s most serious diseases. Many of these treatments are drugs known as biologics. While biologics are used by fewer than 2% of Americans, they account
for 40% of total spending on prescription drugs, according to a recent CRS report. The future affordability of these new, life-saving therapies will depend on robust competition.

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Increase Accountability in Federal Construction Contracts

The federal government has an obligation to taxpayers to make sure that their money is spent responsibly. In federal construction contracts, prime contractors can engage in a practice called bid shopping. Bid shopping occurs when a contract is awarded for
a set amount and the prime contractor switches subcontractors, post-award, to lessen the costs and pocket the profits. The federal government still pays the original contracted amount to the prime contractor, resulting in wasteful overspending. Bid shopping
not only squanders taxpayer money, but it also hurts the workers who were initially hired to do the job.

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Increase Accountability in Federal Construction Contracts

The federal government has an obligation to taxpayers to make sure that their money is spent responsibly. In federal construction contracts, prime contractors can engage in a practice called bid shopping. Bid shopping occurs when a contract is awarded for
a set amount and the prime contractor switches subcontractors, post-award, to lessen the costs and pocket the profits. The federal government still pays the original contracted amount to the prime contractor, resulting in wasteful overspending. Bid shopping
not only squanders taxpayer money, but it also hurts the workers who were initially hired to do the job.

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Build More Housing Near Transit Act

Every year, the Department of Transportation issues billions of dollars in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) to fund the construction and expansion of public transportation systems. While these projects can be transformative for the regions in which they are
awarded, the CIG awards don’t currently require localities ensure land use policies encourage optimal development.

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Increase Accountability in Federal Construction Contracts

The federal government has an obligation to taxpayers to make sure that their money is spent responsibly. In federal construction contracts, prime contractors can engage in a practice called bid shopping. Bid shopping occurs when a contract is awarded for
a set amount and the prime contractor switches subcontractors, post-award, to lessen the costs and pocket the profits. The federal government still pays the original contracted amount to the prime contractor, resulting in wasteful overspending. Bid shopping
not only squanders taxpayer money, but it also hurts the workers who were initially hired to do the job.

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