Join the Bipartisan Elder Justice Caucus

Did you know that approximately
1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and older have experienced elder abuse?  Forms of elder abuse can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.   

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act (H.R. 5557)

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from
a friend or family member.  

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Cosponsor the Safe Disposal of Opioids Act

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from
a friend or family member.  

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CLOSING: Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs

Please join us in signing the attached letter urging the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee to support the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII
of the Public Health Service Act) in Fiscal Year 2019. An investment in the nursing workforce of today is an investment in access to health care tomorrow.

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