Help Eliminate Food Deserts! Cosponsor the HFAAA

Currently an estimated 37 million Americans live in what the United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) classifies as a food desert—not living within a mile of a grocery store in urban communities or 10 miles of a grocery store in rural areas. The lack
of healthy foods has devastating effects on the health of communities, leading to higher incidents of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3969: The Prioritizing Our Workers Act

According to the PBGC, over 146,000 individual pensioners experienced cuts in pension benefits due in 2016 as a result of employer bankruptcies. These individuals chose to plan for their retirement but found their pension benefits taken away due to unbalanced
and unfair bankruptcy laws.

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Eliminate Food Deserts! Cosponsor the Health Food Access for All Americans Act (HFAAA)

Currently an estimated 37 million Americans live in what the United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) classifies as a food desert—not living within a mile of a grocery store in urban communities or 10 miles of a grocery store in rural areas. The lack
of healthy foods has devastating effects on the health of communities, leading to higher incidents of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R. 3969: The Prioritizing Our Workers Act

According to the PBGC, over 146,000 individual pensioners experienced cuts in pension benefits due in 2016 as a result of employer bankruptcies. These individuals chose to plan for their retirement but found their pension benefits taken away due to unbalanced
and unfair bankruptcy laws.

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Cosponsor

Currently an estimated 37 million Americans live in what the United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) classifies as a food desert—not living within a mile of a grocery store in urban communities or 10 miles of a grocery store in rural areas. The lack
of healthy foods has devastating effects on the health of communities, leading to higher incidents of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R. 3969: The Prioritizing Our Workers Act

According to the PBGC, over 146,000 individual pensioners experienced cuts in pension benefits due in 2016 as a result of employer bankruptcies. These individuals chose to plan for their retirement but found their pension benefits taken away due to unbalanced
and unfair bankruptcy laws.

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Briefing: Acupunctu A Powerful Tool in Solving the Opioid Crisis

The United States is facing a national opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 due to the rapid rise of opioid addiction. Additionally, substance abuse costs our nation $700 billion in health care, criminal
justice, and lost productivity costs, but that is nothing compared to the toll it takes on our families and friends. Regulatory agencies, patient advocacy groups, chronic care organizations, and our medical systems are looking for non-pharmacologic strategies
to join in the battle to decrease our country’s opioid dependence.

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Co-Sponsor Congressman Ryan’s bill on Teacher Health and Wellness

High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health.  According to results of the 2017 Educator Quality of Work Life Survey, just published by the American Federation of Teachers, nearly two-thirds (61%) of educators usually feel stressed out. 
This is twice what is reported by workers in the general population.  A study released by UCLA earlier this month also indicates that over the past 9 months, high school teachers have reported increased levels of stress and anxiety. 

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