The Opioid Crisis Accountability Act of 2019

For too long, major pharmaceutical corporations have misled the FDA, doctors, and the American people about the addictive nature of opioid drugs in order to sell more drugs and accumulate profits. This deception contributed to about 47,600 overdose deaths
in 2017, according to the CDC, and every day more than 130 people in the US die from opioid overdose. The opioid epidemic is estimated to cost the US over $78 billion per year.

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Support Bipartisan Marijuana Descheduling Legislation

Even though 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, 10 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana, and 68 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal
prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Strengthen Our Nursing Workforce

Please join us in securing the future of the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq]) by cosponsoring H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. Administered
through the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Title VIII programs have supported the recruitment, retention and distribution of highly-educated professionals who comprise our nation’s nursing workforce for more than 50 years.

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Support Bipartisan Marijuana Descheduling Legislation

Even though 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, 10 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana, and 68 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal
prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Cosponsor Opportunity – Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.663)

Please join me as a cosponsor for the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.663) in the 116th Congress, to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to
open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.
Over 160,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more service members affected. Exposure
can produce serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis
the ‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

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