Hospitals across the country are experiencing a surge of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, but results from testing can take 10 or more days to come back. This is unacceptable, particularly for our priority patients and first responders, and is a burden on
PPE supplies and limited isolation space.
Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,712,000 across the world and over 501,000 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.
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.
COVID-19 has uprooted every facet of our lives. Stay-at-home orders across the country has unveiled how our frontline workers, many of whom are immigrants with Employment Authorization Documents (a.k.a. work permits), play a vital role in our society. These
essential workers, including those in health care, agriculture, food and janitorial services, are making tremendous sacrifices to save lives and keep our cities running. Their contributions are critical to protect all Americans and we must ensure that any
expiring employment authorization are automatically extended.
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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.
Please consider cosponsoring the Save Our Homes Act. The bill would help struggling homeowners with a 6 month forbearance of mortgage payments (with 6-month extension). At that point, they would simply start making their payments again. All back payments
would be added to the principal and paid back evenly over the life of the loan.
We ask you to join us in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to support state and local governments facing unprecedented fiscal pressures due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The legislation would make state and local governments eligible for payroll
tax credits for emergency paid sick and family leave.
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).
Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act
Sending Office: Honorable Kurt Schrader Sent By: Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov Request for Cosponsor(s) Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act Dear Colleague, As the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we need to be better prepared for future zoonotic disease outbreaks. The bipartisan […]