Archives

Closing Monday: Support TRICARE beneficiaries during Covid-19 Crisis

April 10, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy supporting provisions to help military retirees and families in future coronavirus relief legislation. TRICARE beneficiaries pay a copay for mail order prescription drugs,
but can access the same drugs without a copay if they visit a Military Treatment Facility. By temporarily eliminating the copay, TRICARE beneficiaries can practice social distancing at no extra cost.

LAST CALL! Co-Sign Bi-Partisan Letter to SBA – On the Director of the Office of Rural Affairs recent reassignment

April 10, 2020

The effects of the novel Coronavirus on America’s economy have been disastrous, but small businesses have faced the brunt of this economic downturn, especially in rural areas. We passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in
part to provide numerous supports for programs and services through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Yet as the SBA works to implement programs to support small businesses, we are concerned to learn there is no longer a full-time Director for the Office
of Rural Affairs after the Director was recently reassigned.

DEADLINE: TMRW 8:00AM – Cosponsor the Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

April 10, 2020

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, […]

Support Hot Food Purchases with SNAP benefits

April 10, 2020

While the COVID-19 crisis is hitting each of our districts differently, one thing is consistent: the most vulnerable among us will be the most severely affected.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

April 10, 2020

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 […]

Demand Transparency from FEMA on Seized Medical Supplies Shipments

April 10, 2020

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.

PANDEMIC PRICE CAPS ON LIFE-SAVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

April 10, 2020

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
disease (COPD).

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 10, 2020

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.  

Fund Early Learning and Child Care in a CARES 2.0 Package

April 10, 2020

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.