Protect our Coastal Communities – Cosponsor H.R. 6288

Over forty percent of the American population lives near the coast, and according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that number is expected to increase by an additional 10 million people, or eight percent, by 2020. Despite
the growing number of Americans residing in our coastal communities, these areas are facing unprecedented threats from sea-level rise, coastal ecosystem degradation, and extreme weather events.

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Cosponsor H.R. 6611 – the HEADs UP Act — Legislation to Designate People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as a Medically Underserved Population

Thursday, July 26, 2018 marks the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, groundbreaking legislation that extended civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. We have made significant
progress since this bill was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, but still have a long way to go when it comes to fully integrating people with disabilities into our communities. One such example of where we are failing is in the field of healthcare;
people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) experience poorer health outcomes, shortened life expectancies, and lack access to even the most basic forms of care when compared to the non-disabled population.

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Cosponsor H.R. 6611 – the HEADs UP Act — Legislation to Designate People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as a Medically Underserved Population

Thursday, July 26, 2018 marks the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, groundbreaking legislation that extended civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. We have made significant
progress since this bill was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, but still have a long way to go when it comes to fully integrating people with disabilities into our communities. One such example of where we are failing is in the field of healthcare;
people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) experience poorer health outcomes, shortened life expectancies, and lack access to even the most basic forms of care when compared to the non-disabled population.

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Cosponsor H.R. 6611 – the HEADs UP Act — Legislation to Designate People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as a Medically Underserved Population

Thursday, July 26, 2018 marks the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, groundbreaking legislation that extended civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. We have made significant
progress since this bill was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, but still have a long way to go when it comes to fully integrating people with disabilities into our communities. One such example of where we are failing is in the field of healthcare;
people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) experience poorer health outcomes, shortened life expectancies, and lack access to even the most basic forms of care when compared to the non-disabled population.

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Save the North Atlantic Right Whale: Cosponsor H.R. 6060

There are fewer than 450 North Atlantic right whales remaining in the world, with a population that has struggled for decades to recover from overexploitation by the whaling industry. The past year was one of the worst years on record for the species, with
18 confirmed deaths between 2017 and 2018 and no new calves observed this year – the first time no calves were observed since surveys began nearly 30 years ago.

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