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

April 13, 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.

Be an Original Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Employment Authorization Document Extension Act

April 13, 2020

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.  

DEADLINE MONDAY: Support Hot Food Purchases with SNAP benefits

April 13, 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.

Cosponsor the Save Our Homes Act

April 13, 2020

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.

Original Cosponsors – State/Local Govts and Paid Leave Payroll Tax Credits

April 13, 2020

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.

PANDEMIC PRICE CAPS ON LIFE-SAVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

April 13, 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).

Urge CDC to Develop Prioritization Labeling for COVID-19 Tests

April 13, 2020

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.

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 13, 2020

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.  

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 13, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 1,863,000 across the world and over 557,000 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.