The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 400,000 across the world and 50,000 in the United States. Unfortunately, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly through our communities and is projected to soon overwhelm our health care system. Health
care providers are being forced to reuse the personal protective equipment (PPE) intended to prevent the spread of disease, ventilator supplies are a fraction of what experts are pleading for, and testing components are in such short supply that only critically
ill individuals can receive the COVID-19 test. The American people and our heroic frontline health care providers are desperate for the resources they need to prevent, identify, and treat COVID-19 cases in order to minimize loss of life.
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We urge you to become a cosponsor of the Safe at Home Act (H.R. 4705) to help protect victims of sexual violence and stalking by strengthening Address Confidentiality Programs (ACP).
Join as an Original Sponsor of the Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect and Support the Care of Students Act
I invite you to become an original sponsor of the “Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect Students and Communities Act”, which amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts
to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.
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Please join me in cosponsoring the Allied Health Personnel Shortage Act to address a growing shortage of clinical lab professionals nationwide as well as other associated healthcare workers. As you know, allied health professionals are individuals that are
employed in delivering health services but are distinct from medicine or nursing. These careers include clinical lab technicians, respiratory therapists, radiographers, amongst others.
I invite you to cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act, would require that school food authorities and local educational agencies to not collect unpaid meal fees during the COVID–19 pandemic, providing the much-needed relief for families across the nation.
I invite you to join me as a sponsor of H.R. 6292, the COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grants Act of 2020, which establishes a $1 billion fund to provide direct relief to ranchers,
farmers, and small businesses that suffer an economic loss as a result of devastation unleashed by the pandemic.
I invite you to become an original sponsor of the Unemployment Assistance for Individuals Impacted by Pandemic Act, to make permanent access to unemployment benefits for employed persons whose income is impacted by a declared public health emergency.
We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo, urging continued diplomatic action to renew the expiring United Nations (U.N.) arms embargo against Iran and U.N. travel restrictions on those Iranian individuals involved with dangerous proliferation