Cosponsor the CHANCE to Prepare Workers for the 21st Century Economy

In 2017 alone, the technology industry contributed more than $1.5 trillion to the U.S. economy, employed more than 11.5 million workers, and added more than 200,000 new jobs. Despite these impressive numbers, more than 500,000 tech jobs are unfilled during
any given 90 day period. We frequently hear from large and small businesses that there simply aren’t enough qualified workers to fill these positions.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2417 – the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2019

This July will mark the 29th 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. 2417 – the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2019

This July will mark the 29th 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. 2417 – the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2019

This July will mark the 29th 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. 2417 – the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2019

This July will mark the 29th 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 the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2019

This July will mark the 29th 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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Ensure Access to Disability Insurance for Individuals with ALS: Cosponsor the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act — EXTENDED DEADLINE FEB. 26TH

ALS has devastating financial implications for patients and their families.  Due to the debilitating nature of the disease, most people diagnosed with ALS lose their jobs and employer-based insurance during the most challenging periods of their lives.  This
burden is compounded by the requirement that people with ALS must wait five months before they can receive the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits that they have earned. 

The SSDI five-month waiting period is intended to be long enough to allow temporary conditions to reverse and to discourage those who can work from electing to not work.  But as ALS patients and their families know, ALS is never temporary or reversible.  In
fact, because of its degenerative and aggressive nature, some people living with ALS will lose their fight with the disease before the five-month waiting period has even ended.
 

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Ensure Access to Disability Insurance for Individuals with ALS: Cosponsor the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act — DEADLINE FEB. 8TH

ALS has devastating financial implications for patients and their families.  Due to the debilitating nature of the disease, most people diagnosed with ALS lose their jobs and employer-based insurance during the most challenging periods of their lives.  This
burden is compounded by the requirement that people with ALS must wait five months before they can receive the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits that they have earned. 

The SSDI five-month waiting period is intended to be long enough to allow temporary conditions to reverse and to discourage those who can work from electing to not work.  But as ALS patients and their families know, ALS is never temporary or reversible.  In
fact, because of its degenerative and aggressive nature, some people living with ALS will lose their fight with the disease before the five-month waiting period has even ended.
 

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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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