Gluten in Medicine

According to the Mayo Clinic, the rate of celiac disease has almost quadrupled over the past 50 years. Celiac disease is a serious, genetic autoimmune disorder in which ingesting gluten causes damage to the villi of the small intestine. The only treatment
is the total elimination of gluten-containing products, including wheat, barley, and rye sources. For some, failure to avoid these can lead to life-threatening complications. Currently, this is nearly impossible to determine the presence of gluten in prescription
medicine.

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Healthy Start Reauthorization

According to the CDC, for every 1,000 live births in the United States, nearly six babies will not live to see their first birthday. Sadly, these numbers are twice as high for black infants. This is unacceptable.

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Expanding Access to School Meals Act

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) form the second largest food and nutrition assistance program in our nation. In

2018, the NSLP provided 30 million Federally subsidized lunches and 15 million Federally subsidized breakfasts to children every school day. But while this program has played a vital role in addressing student hunger, there are still far too many children
who go to school hungry each day.

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Fair Warning Act of 2019, H.R. 5205 – Seeking Co-Sponsors!

However, the effectiveness of the existing WARN Act has been undermined by loopholes and weak enforcement. For example, a GAO report in 2003 reported that the WARN Act covered only 24% of all layoffs, mostly due to limitations in the current law. Also, employers
did not notify workers in two-thirds of the layoffs and closures where the WARN Act applied because the law includes several exceptions that the employers can invoke. Weak enforcement of workers’ rights in the current law also encourages businesses to continue
finding ways to get around this law.

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U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer Act, H.R. 2900 – Seeking Co-Sponsors!

Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy and the backbone of the middle class.  The manufacturing industry has a significant impact in every congressional district across the United States.  Recent data shows that the manufacturing industry contributes
more than $2.38 trillion to the U.S. economy, with about 12.8 million workers employed by manufacturers across the country, accounting for ten percent of private sector jobs.  An additional 18.5 million jobs are supported indirectly by manufacturing businesses.

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Healthy Start Reauthorization

According to the CDC, for every 1,000 live births in the United States, nearly six babies will not live to see their first birthday. Sadly, these numbers are twice as high for black infants. This is unacceptable.

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Preserve the Memory of Historic Steel and Manufacturing Sites Cosponsor H.R.2525 Steel Valley National Heritage Area Act of 2019

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2525, the Steel Valley National Heritage Area Act of 2019. This bill would designate Mahoning, Trumbull, Mercer, and Lawrence counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania as the Steel Valley National
Heritage Area. National Heritage Areas encourage community-based historic preservation, natural resource conservation, cultural interpretation, heritage tourism, and recreation. To be considered for this designation, an area must have distinctive historic,
cultural, and natural resources that tell a unique story about the United States.

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Preserve the Memory of Historic Steel and Manufacturing Sites Cosponsor H.R.2525 Steel Valley National Heritage Area Act of 2019

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2525, the Steel Valley National Heritage Area Act of 2019. This bill would designate Mahoning, Trumbull, Mercer, and Lawrence counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania as the Steel Valley National
Heritage Area. National Heritage Areas encourage community-based historic preservation, natural resource conservation, cultural interpretation, heritage tourism, and recreation. To be considered for this designation, an area must have distinctive historic,
cultural, and natural resources that tell a unique story about the United States.

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