On March 13, the President declared a nationwide emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. State-by-state, governors and local elected officials have shuttered non-essential businesses and asked residents to “flatten the curve” by staying at home, exercising
social distancing, and utilizing thorough cleaning methods to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.
Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 3,212,000 across the world and over 1,040,000 in the United States. While we do not yet know the full impact COVID-19 will have on the nation, already more Americans have been killed by the virus
than died in the September 11, 2001 attacks. After those attacks, the 9/11 Commission was established to provide a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks and the Commission’s recommendations drove massive reforms to how we share intelligence
and organize the government to counter terrorist threats. It is clear that we, as a nation, are at another inflection point. Americans today will again demand a full accounting of our level of preparedness and response to this global public health emergency.
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.
I invite you to cosponsor the Farm System Reform Act of 2020, a companion measure to S.3221 sponsored by Senator Cory Booker. It protects family farmers from anti-competitive practices and corporate consolidation by strengthening the Packers & Stockyards
Act. It places a moratorium on factory farms, commonly known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). It ensures that livestock products that are labeled as a “Product of the USA” are not repackaged imports and are entirely raised in the United States.
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
Support the First Step Toward Mental Health Equity: COSPONSOR H.R. 5469 – THE PURSUING EQUITY IN MENTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2019
I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.
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
Let’s Ensure Essential Workers Get The Pay They Deserve: Become an Original Cosponsor of the Essential Pay for Essential Workers Act
I invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Essential Pay for Essential Workers Act.
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.
I invite you to cosponsor
H.R. 1295 – Expanding Penalty Free Withdrawal Act of 2019, which would prevent those who are long-term unemployed from having to pay excessive fees for tapping into their retirement accounts.