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21st Century Cures can be Summed up in Four Words

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) • December 1, 2016

21st Century Cures can be summed up in four words. The problem is deciding which four words to use, because this proactive legislation is a big opportunity for the American people. Cures gives us hope.  Cures advances scientific research.  Cures innovates new treatments.  Cures puts patients first.  Cures combats opioid abuse.  Cures is a game-changer. …

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Family Means Never Giving Up

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) • November 29, 2016

Adoption Month is an opportunity to celebrate the men and women who opened their hearts and homes to the world’s “forgotten youth.” Men and women who recognize that we are not defined by where we start, but by our potential. In my role as representative for the great people of Illinois’s 13th Congressional District, I’ve …

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Growing a Family, Making a Difference

Rep. David Young (R-IA) • November 23, 2016

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the opportunity to represent people who make a difference in the lives of others, like the Mahlstadt family of Indianola. Nick and Typhanie Mahlstadt not only opened their hearts, but they pledged to make a lasting impact in their children’s home country, Ghana. They co-founded The Move Project, a …

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A Better Way to Make Unadoptable Unacceptable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • November 19, 2016

Family is the best part of life. Every day with my husband, Brian, and our three children, Cole, Grace, and Brynn, is a blessing. As a parent, you want the best for your children – the right education, healthy food, and a strong moral foundation. You want to launch them successfully into adulthood, and, most …

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A Forever Family for Wilson and Catharine

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) • November 14, 2016

My wife Jacquie and I are the proud parents of seven children – six sons and a daughter. Our home is full of love and laughter, and I consider it my biggest fortune in life to be a father and watch my children grow into the people they were meant to be. When I reflect …

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Celebrating Service and Sacrifice

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) • November 11, 2016

We are truly the land of the free because of the brave. On Veterans Day, we celebrate and thank all of the brave men and women who have answered the call to serve and were willing to sacrifice to protect this great nation. I’m proud to represent Fort Worth, Texas, which has such a rich …

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The Commitment to our Veterans Starts at Home

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) • November 11, 2016

As the daughter of a Korean War veteran, I grew up with a deep appreciation for our military men and women of all branches of our Nation’s Armed Services. As the mother of an active duty Army Captain, I have seen firsthand the sacrifice of those who selflessly protect and serve our country each and …

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Thank our Veterans by Advocating for Them

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) • November 11, 2016

This Veterans Day, our nation will come together once again to celebrate the men and women who have selflessly answered the call to protect our freedom and liberty by serving in our armed forces. For generations, the sacrifices that our veterans have made for our country have kept it a shining city on a hill …

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A Never-Ending Commitment to our Heroes

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • November 10, 2016

On Veterans Day, we gather together to honor a debt that we can never fully repay – the sacrifice of our servicemen and women. At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we remember the husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, who accepted the call of duty and …

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Please Help Me Pass #CuresNOW

Max Schill • November 4, 2016

My name is Max and I am seven years old, soon to be eight. My fight for 21st Century Cures started when I was five. But I guess it started sooner than that, on the day I was born with a rare disease – a RASopathy called Noonan Syndrome. Noonan Syndrome is a genetic syndrome …

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