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Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 6, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,030,000 across the world and over 245,000 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.  

**Join the Bipartisan H.R. 6376 and Remove Financial Barriers for Returning Travelers During COVID-19**

April 6, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan
H.R.6376 and waive fees for travelers who require evacuation assistance from the U.S. Department of State because of COVID-19.

CLOSING MONDAY: Letter to VP Pence and CDC – Prioritize Emergency Responders in COVID-19 Testing

April 6, 2020

Across our nation, first responders such as firefighters and police are working to help our communities respond to and contain the Coronavirus Disease, in addition to the critical work they are already charged with completing. As our nation’s wildfire season
begins, the challenge the outbreak will have on our firefighting forces is visceral. For our local police, the implementation of shelter in place orders and other community mitigation measures require healthy and robust workforces. 

CLOSING MONDAY: Letter Requesting Clarification on Eligibility for COVID-19 Relief Payments

April 6, 2020

As you know, the recently passed and signed CARES Act will provide millions of Americans with direct economic assistance during this coronavirus crisis. These recovery rebates are one-time payments of $1,200 for most adults over the age of 18 and $500 for
children under the age of 17. While a good first step, this limited, short-term aid will likely be insufficient to help many families manage this outbreak. Which is why we must ensure that most of these funds are distributed to as many Americans as possible,
as quickly as possible.

Take Decisive Action to Manufacture Medical Supplies

April 6, 2020

The news that the Trump Administration will finally begin using the Defense Production Act (DPA) to direct General Motors and Ventec to mass produce ventilators is an important but first step, but additional action is required to ensure our hospitals and
health care workers are not left on the front lines without the proper gear, or fighting against each other in a bidding war for supplies.

**Bridge the Gap for Food Insecurities During the COVID-19 Pandemic**

April 6, 2020

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.

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 6, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,218,000 across the world and over 312,000 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.  

**Join the Bipartisan H.R. 6376 and Remove Financial Barriers for Returning Travelers During COVID-19**

April 6, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan
H.R.6376 and waive fees for travelers who require evacuation assistance from the U.S. Department of State because of COVID-19.