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Seeking Original Cosponsors for Bill to Support Families of Fallen Frontline Healthcare Workers

April 30, 2020

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez invites you to be an original cosponsor of the America’s Frontline Protection Act. The America’s Frontline Protection Act will give the families of frontline medical personnel, including but not limited to physicians, nurses,
technicians, aides, emergency and routine transportation personnel, custodial staff, and any staff exposed to medical waste, who die from COVID-19 access to benefits. Victims’ families would be eligible for cash benefits for both economic and non-economic
losses.

Cosponsor the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act. This important legislation would require the Attorney General to provide guidance to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies as they address increases
in incidents of domestic violence exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency and stay-at-home orders.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 30, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Support the First Step Toward Mental Health Equity: COSPONSOR H.R. 5469 – THE PURSUING EQUITY IN MENTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2019

April 30, 2020

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

Cosponsor H.R. 2112 – Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act

April 30, 2020

We invite you to cosponsor
H.R. 2112, the Refund to Rainy Day Savings Act, which would give taxpayers the option to defer a portion of their tax refund into an account that earns interest for six months.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Bipartisan Letter to Support Long-Term, Robust Community Health Center Funding

April 30, 2020

We welcome you to join our bipartisan letter urging leadership to prioritize both long-term reauthorization and additional infrastructure funding for community health centers (CHCs) in any forthcoming legislation.

Expanding Eligibility of COVID-19 Recovery Rebates to All Mixed Status Joint Filers

April 30, 2020

Please join us as a cosponsor to H.R. 6485, the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act (RRIA), to ensure that mixed status households can be eligible for the same cash relief as overseas, mixed status military joint filers under Public Law 116-136 (CARES
Act).

SAVE CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) – CLOSING FRIDAY AT 11:00 A.M.

April 30, 2020

We will be introducing a bicameral bill that will prevent cuts in the federal matching rate for states’ Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – cuts that are scheduled for October 1, 2020. We are seeking original cosponsors on that bill
and are simultaneously seeking co-signers on a letter to leadership urging action to save CHIP in the next COVID-19 package/stimulus. The text of the letter is below.

Health care reinforcements to fight COVID-19: Cosponsor the TRIAGE Act

April 30, 2020

Our frontline health care workers have valiantly and selflessly taken up the call in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the virulence of COVID-19 and a dire shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), we now face a grave health care worker
shortage in many areas across the country. Simply put, the number of COVID-19 cases is not only overwhelming our medical supply chain but is also overwhelming our already overtaxed health care workforce.

Cosponsor H.R. 5888, To increase effectiveness in the pursuit of United States interests and multilateral cooperation at international financial institutions

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor my legislation which would allow the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to waive counterproductive voting mandates at International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on a case-by-case basis. Providing this authority will enable the United
States to better pursue its foreign policy goals and enhance international cooperation.