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CLOSING AT NOON – Repeal Tax Break for Real Estate Developers Buried in the CARES Act

April 17, 2020

As you may know, buried in the CARES Act was a provision that provides a $170 billion tax break that would benefits real estate investors and hedge fund managers like the President and Jared Kushner. What’s worse is this provision applies to losses incurred
not just in 2020, but in 2018 and 2019, well before the current pandemic. While most Americans will get a one-time economic impact payment of $1,200, the individuals eligible for this tax break stand to gain an average tax break of $1.6 million.

PANDEMIC PRICE CAPS ON LIFE-SAVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

April 17, 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).

Recognize Warehouse, Distribution, and Delivery Workers as Essential During COVID-19!

April 17, 2020

As many Americans shelter at home during the coronavirus crisis, frontline workers are tirelessly working to keep the rest of us safe. Although often unnoticed and underappreciated, distribution workers are serving on the front lines of this pandemic, performing
crucial roles to help Americans get the food and supplies they need. Most of these workers make less than $15 an hour and perform their duties without adequate equipment to protect themselves. These same workers often have insufficient healthcare benefits
and work in dangerous circumstances without hazard pay.

Sign On Letter: Urge Relief for Nonprofits in Next Coronavirus Package

April 17, 2020

Please join Reps. Moulton and Fitzpatrick in sending the below letter to House Leadership requesting that charitable nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response effort receive critical relief in any future coronavirus legislation.
Communities all over the country will continue to rely on the services of the nonprofit sector and its 12 million employees during our recovery efforts. As we work to build on the CARES Act in the next relief package, we must ensure that charitable
nonprofits are fully supported in their service on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Ensure Equitable Per-Capita Spending in Future Stimulus Packages

April 17, 2020

Please join us in sending a bipartisan letter to House Leadership, asking them to ensure equitable per-capita distribution of funds to states in any future stimulus package.

Cosponsor the Paycheck Guarantee Act

April 17, 2020

I invite you to become a cosponsor of the
Paycheck Guarantee Act to end mass layoffs, keep workers paid and connected to their health care and other benefits, prevent employers of all sizes from being forced to close permanently, and ensure that the economy is ready to restart when the pandemic
ends.

Save State Budgets and Support Medicaid and CHIP

April 17, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to sweep through each of our districts, it is crippling our economy in its wake. Over the past month, an astronomical 22 million individuals filed for unemployment benefits for the first time, and states across the country
are still overwhelmed trying to process new requests. States must now weather an oncoming increase in Medicaid recipients and costs at the same time they are losing a significant amount of their revenue due to decreased economic activity.

Bipartisan CA and TX Doctors Loan Forgiveness Fix – Letter to Leadership

April 17, 2020

Please join us in sending a letter to leadership asking them to include a bipartisan technical fix in the next Coronavirus relief package that would make California and Texas doctors who work in rural and underserved hospitals eligible for Public Service
Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 17, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 2,173,000 across the world and over 671,000 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.  

Deadline Today (4/17): Prevent Layoffs by Expanding Work Sharing!

April 17, 2020

Please join me in writing to Speaker Pelosi to advocate for important improvements to the short-time compensation program, or work share, in the next response package.