Recognize April as National Stress Awareness Month

Please join me by cosponsoring H.Res 221 recognizing April as Stress Awareness Month. Today’s fast-paced work environment has created significantly more on-the-job stress than there was a generation ago. Understanding that there are physical and mental consequences of stress on workers, students and our veterans that increase absenteeism and health care costs, more must be done to help Americans manage stress.

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Protect U.S. Employers – Cosponsor the Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act (H.R. 4829)

Please join us in sponsoring H.R. 4829, the Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act, which addresses the continued abuse by patent assertion entities (“PAEs”) of the patent process at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) established under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. The legislation has already garnered support from a broad coalition of American companies, to include Dell, Ford, Google, Cisco, HP Inc., and Broadcom.

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Require ORR to Evaluate their Post Release Services

The number of unaccompanied children (UC) crossing into the U.S. has greatly increased in the past few years due to amplified crime and violence in Central America. Congress has tasked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with finding appropriate homes in which to place UCs temporarily, pending the resolution of immigration proceedings. The agency within HHS that performs that function is the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). HHS attempts to place each UC with a suitable adult sponsor—someone who can care for them and ensure their appearance at their immigration hearings.

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Help Refugees Become Self-Sufficient

Please join me in sending a letter asking the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services and Education to adopt report language that would allow the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to provide services to refugees to help them become self-sufficient by expanding the successful Matching Grant program.

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