Sending Office: Honorable Alma S. Adams Sent By: Kichelle.Webster@mail.house.gov Request for Cosponsor(s) BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK RESOLUTION *DEADLINE* 8:00 AM on Friday 4/10 SIGN ON: HERE Endorsing Organizations: Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Center for Reproductive Rights, and The Century Foundation Previous Cosponsors (65): Lauren Underwood, Barbara Lee, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Yvette D. Clarke, Robin […]
As you may have seen, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is redirecting or seizing personal protective equipment (PPE), tests, and other essential medical supplies ordered by states, hospitals, and other health care providers as they respond
to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Reports in the New York Times
and the Los Angeles Times have highlighted how Colorado had secured a shipment of 500 ventilators and Massachusetts had placed a large order of PPE, both of which were ultimately “swept up by FEMA.” Health care providers in California, Florida,
Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Texas have described similar experiences.
Please join me in sending a letter to leadership urging bold action in the next COVID-19 stimulus/disaster relief package to address prescription drug prices. This letter requests the setting of immediate price
caps, through the duration of this pandemic, for those drugs that treat the medical conditions most adversely affected by COVID-19, like medications for heart disease, insulin for diabetes, and inhalers and steroids for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary
Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,617,000 across the world and over 466,000 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.
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We hope you will join us in ensuring that any CARES 2.0 package includes additional funding to support early education and child care programs. Child care programs not only have a critical role in educating and nurturing our nation’s children, they are indispensable
to supporting our essential workers during this crisis, and their viability is essential for our economic recovery. Therefore, we are requesting the inclusion of an additional $8.25 billion for the child care sector as well as legislative changes to the CARES
Act to best support child care providers.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Bipartisan Letter – Make State and Local Governments Eligible For Emergency Paid Leave Payroll Tax Credits
We ask you to join us in sending a bipartisan letter urging House and Senate Leadership to support state and local governments by making them eligible for emergency paid family and sick leave payroll tax credits. Public employees are eligible
for the emergency paid family and sick leave programs, but the Families First Coronavirus Response Act excluded public employers from these tax credits, while making them available to private sector employers.
I invite you to co-sponsor
H.R. 6384 the Community Meals Fund, legislation that will partner non-profits with small and mid-sized restaurants to address nutrition needs across the nation.