Become a Cosponsor of the Retain Act, H.R. 1185

Offshoring, the practice of moving production to foreign locales while continuing to sell goods to the U.S. market, is a pervasive feature of the U.S. economy today. Market pressures drive businesses to seek reduced production costs, often in places where
standards of living and protections for workers and the environment are more lax than in the United States. Hundreds of American corporations are shipping thousands of jobs to foreign countries every year. Shifting of jobs occurs in all industry sectors including
manufacturing, services, supply chains, and all others. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 3842: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act

For every 1,000 live births in the United States, nearly six babies will not live to see their first birthday. According to the CDC, one in 10 babies is born premature, the leading cause of infant death. Please join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 3842, the Healthy
Start Reauthorization Act of 2017, to bring an end to these tragedies and the community health disparities that contribute to them. The long-term medical and social services associated with premature and low-birthweight babies cost American taxpayers $26.2
billion per year, with first-year expenses for the smallest babies averaging $273,900. These exorbitant health care costs are borne not only by families, but also by businesses. Employers pay 12 times more, or $12 billion annually, in billed health insurance
costs for babies born with complications than for those born without. For more than 25 years, the Healthy Start for Infants Program has been on the front line of the fight against infant mortality. Healthy Start takes a community-based approach to the early
delivery of services to women and families before, during, and after pregnancy. In partnership with community organizations, universities, and local health departments, Healthy Start uses proven strategies to reduce rates of preterm birth, low birthweight,
birth defects, maternal complications, prenatal opioid exposure, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and sleep-related deaths. Infant mortality rates in Healthy Start programs are lower than the national average. The Healthy Start Reauthorization Act preserves and
builds upon the success of this time-tested program by reauthorizing appropriations for five years at an annual funding level of $120 million. At a time when the need in our communities is so great, we must do all we can to give every child, in every community,
a healthy start in life. A reliable funding stream is a solid first step. To cosponsor this bipartisan bill, please contact Samantha Fay (Samantha.Fay@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Ryan or Geoff Hempelmann (Geoffrey.Hempelmann@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Jenkins.
Thank you for your support.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2112: the Federal Government Decentralization Commission Act

A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth.  Our country should be proud of
our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan
area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings.  The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located are long gone.  Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington
D.C.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1092 – U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer Act

Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy, and the backbone of the middle class. Our manufacturing sector employs 9% of the United States workforce and makes up 12% of our GDP. Its importance cannot be overstated; manufacturing plays a critical role
in almost every part of our economy, stretching from construction to pharmaceuticals and transportation to agriculture.

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Become a Cosponsor of the Retain Act, H.R. 1185

Offshoring, the practice of moving production to foreign locales while continuing to sell goods to the U.S. market, is a pervasive feature of the U.S. economy today. Market pressures drive businesses to seek reduced production costs, often in places where
standards of living and protections for workers and the environment are more lax than in the United States. Hundreds of American corporations are shipping thousands of jobs to foreign countries every year. Shifting of jobs occurs in all industry sectors including
manufacturing, services, supply chains, and all others. 

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

Currently an estimated 37 million Americans live in what the United States Department of Agriculture (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. 1553: Honor American Patriots of WWII with a “Congressional Gold Medal”

I write today to invite you to become a co-sponsor of a legislative initiative which will recognize the legacies of the estimated 12,000 Americans who joined the fight for democracy in WWII prior to the United States’ declared entry into the conflict. Prior
to the attack on Pearl Harbor courageous citizens from across the country saw the dangers represented by Nazi and Fascist aggression and voluntarily fought to prevent the associated detrimental impacts on the American way of life. Cosponsor today the “American
Patriots of WWII through Service with the Canadian and British Armed Forces Gold Medal Act of 2017” and honor these heroes.

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