Support funding for Polio Eradication

Please join us in sending two programmatic request letters to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee, as well as the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee on Appropriations in support of funding in Fiscal Year
2019 for the polio eradication activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   

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Support Military Burn Trauma Research for our Men and Women in Uniform, Veterans and Civilians

Please join us in requesting $10 million for the Department of Defense Military Burn Trauma Research Program in the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill.  Since FY 2007, Congress has included funding to support multi-center clinical trials to improve
care for those members of the armed forces suffering from serious burn injuries during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.  We strongly believe that continued funding for military burn research is critical to ensuring that we are providing the best possible
care to our wounded service members.

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Support Military Burn Trauma Research for our Men and Women in Uniform, Veterans and Civilians

Please join us in requesting $10 million for the Department of Defense Military Burn Trauma Research Program in the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill.  Since FY 2007, Congress has included funding to support multi-center clinical trials to improve
care for those members of the armed forces suffering from serious burn injuries during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.  We strongly believe that continued funding for military burn research is critical to ensuring that we are providing the best possible
care to our wounded service members.

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Support funding for Polio Eradication

Please join us in sending two programmatic request letters to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee, as well as the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee on Appropriations in support of funding in Fiscal Year
2019 for the polio eradication activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   

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CLOSING TODAY: Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole, 36, and Robert Walker, 30, climbed inside a garbage truck amid putrefying trash and dead chickens in a driving rain and were crushed to death when the compactor malfunctioned. Twelve days later,
frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and disrespect for its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.

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Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole, 36, and Robert Walker, 30, climbed inside a garbage truck amid putrefying trash and dead chickens in a driving rain and were crushed to death when the compactor malfunctioned. Twelve days later,
frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and disrespect for its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.

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Closing Today – Express Concerns with Medicaid Work Requirements

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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