Sheila Jackson Lee

From the office of:

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sending Office: Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
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        Request for Signature(s)

April 2, 2020

Chair: Sheila Jackson Lee, Co-Chairs: Brian Fitzpatrick and Raul Ruiz
Members: Nanette Diaz Barragán, Donald S. Beyer Jr., Tony Cárdenas, André Carson, Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., Yvette Clarke, Emanuel Cleaver, Steve Cohen, Charlie Crist, Henry Cuellar, Sharice L. Davids, Madeleine Dean, Neal P. Dunn, Vicente Gonzalez, Alcee L.
Hastings, Derek Kilmer, Ann M. Kuster, Brenda Lawrence, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Grace Napolitano, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Max Rose, Harley Rouda, Mary Gay Scanlon, David Scott, Darren Soto, Abigail Davis Spanberger, David Trone, Lauren Underwood, Nydia M. Velázquez, 
Lee M. Zeldin

Dear Colleague:

This letter is to inform you about the newly created bipartisan Congressional Coronavirus Task Force and to invite you to join us on this task force. This task force will marshal the collective experience and expertise of Members of Congress
and Congressional Committees to produce an action plan and provide input into health policy and legislative efforts, be a vehicle for receiving and disseminating information on a regular basis to the entire Congress and the general public, to advocate for
needed resources, and to work with the Administration to act promptly on all matters related to combatting the coronavirus.

It has been a little over a month since the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a “public health emergency” from the outbreak of the Coronavirus. This virus continues to infect populations
around the world including right here in the United States. As Members of Congress, we maintain open and active lines of communication with our constituents, which will be an invaluable resource as the nation combats this virus. The trust and bonds that Members
share with their constituents will allow task force members to develop broad-based strategies that can benefit all our districts.  

The task force will enable Members to provide a credible and effective response on matters that must be addressed immediately, to find common ground for solutions that address the needs of federal, state, and local public health and disaster response agencies,
and address the quarantine challenge in rural communities and densely populated areas.

This is not a time for panic, but rather a time for preparation based on facts. We look forward to your participation and contributions to this task force. To join the task force or for more information, contact Lillie Coney, Policy Director for Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee, at; 202-225-3816 or Michael McCabe, Legislative Director for Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, at; 202-225-4276.


Sheila Jackson Lee                          Brian Fitzpatrick                  Raul Ruiz, MD
Member of Congress                       Member of Congress           Member of Congress

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