Support Employment and Job-Training for Veterans

As a nation, we have an obligation to care for those who risk their lives and make painful sacrifices for our families and freedoms. Unfortunately, too many veterans are still struggling to find work. That’s why I am reintroducing legislation to expand access
to educational opportunities, on-the-job training, apprenticeships and professional certification programs for veterans and servicemembers who are re-entering the civilian workforce. 

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Support DelBene/O’Halleran Amendment to Protect Tribes and Uphold Tribal Sovereignty

We urge you to protect our nation’s tribes and uphold tribal sovereignty by supporting our amendment to the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (H.R. 2824). Our amendment simply eliminates
the bill’s unworkable match requirement for tribal home visiting programs, which could be the end of home visiting on reservations altogether.

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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released This Month

We are pleased to bring to your attention the 2017 edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual state-by-state report on child well-being released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation this month. We hope that you will find this tool useful as we work
together to formulate sound, commonsense policies for children and families across the nation. You can download the book at
http://www.aecf.org/resources/2017-kids-count-data-book/.

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Join Resolution Celebrating ‘LGBT Equality Day’

As we honor the lives lost in Orlando and approach the second anniversary of nationwide marriage equality, I invite all members of Congress to join me in commemorating LGBT Equality Day on June 26. We must keep working until all LGBT people are safe
and secure.

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Ensure the Voices of LGBT Veterans Are Heard (v. 4)

I urge you to become a cosponsor of the Voices for Veterans Act. This bill would reauthorize the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (ACMV) for 2 years and extend the Committee’s composition and reach to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) veterans.

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Ensure the Voices of LGBT Veterans Are Heard (v. 3)

I urge you to become a cosponsor of the Voices for Veterans Act. This bill would reauthorize the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (ACMV) for 2 years and extend the Committee’s composition and reach to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) veterans.

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