Results for the tag Tim Ryan

Improve the Lives of Teachers!

High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. According to a 2014 Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily stress during the school year. This percentage is tied for the highest rate of high daily stress among occupations.
Stress affects the physical health of teachers which compromises teaching performance and negatively impacts student well-being. Elementary school teachers who have greater stress and show more symptoms of depression create classroom environments that are
less conducive to learning.

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Improve Children’s Health!

Investments to improve access to nutritious meals need to be paired with investments in nutrition education to make sure students develop healthy eating habits. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study found that the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
did not have an adequate structure to deliver nutrition education, disseminate nutrition education materials or to coordinate across State health and nutrition programs.

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Help Our Workers! Co-sponsor the Fair Warning Act of 2019!

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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Gluten in Medicine Disclosu H.R. 2074

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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Reinvigorate Veterans’ PTSD Treatment

As Co-Chairs of the Military Mental Health Taskforce, we write urging you to support and cosponsor the Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act.  The bill will require the VA to pilot non-profit posttraumatic growth programs to provide an evidence-based approach
to holistic mental health care.

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Help Our Workers! Co-sponsor the Fair Warning Act of 2019!

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.

Read Full Entry →

Improve the Lives of Teachers!

High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. According to a 2014 Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily stress during the school year. This percentage is tied for the highest rate of high daily stress among occupations.
Stress affects the physical health of teachers which compromises teaching performance and negatively impacts student well-being. Elementary school teachers who have greater stress and show more symptoms of depression create classroom environments that are
less conducive to learning.

Read Full Entry →

Improve Children’s Health!

Investments to improve access to nutritious meals need to be paired with investments in nutrition education to make sure students develop healthy eating habits. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study found that the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
did not have an adequate structure to deliver nutrition education, disseminate nutrition education materials or to coordinate across State health and nutrition programs.

Read Full Entry →

Help Our Workers! Co-sponsor the Fair Warning Act of 2019!

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.

Read Full Entry →

Improve the Lives of Teachers!

High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. According to a 2014 Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily stress during the school year. This percentage is tied for the highest rate of high daily stress among occupations.
Stress affects the physical health of teachers which compromises teaching performance and negatively impacts student well-being. Elementary school teachers who have greater stress and show more symptoms of depression create classroom environments that are
less conducive to learning.

Read Full Entry →