Last week, Speaker Pelosi asked me to issue a report on the House Rules concerning Member voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. This request came at a time when many Members on both sides of the aisle have expressed concerns regarding traveling and congregating
en masse as this pandemic continues to spread across the country.
During this national emergency, many economic sectors are feeling the effects of measures necessary to combat the spread of COVID-19. Please join me in asking for support for one sector that may be overlooked: general aviation, particularly fixed-base operators
The Trump administration has told the American people on several occasions that the administration has already begun the process of invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA), but there has been no meaningful action taken —leaving hospital and health care
workers on the front lines without the proper gear, and fighting against each other in a bidding war for supplies.
We invite you to cosponsor bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the CW Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (Program) and the National Cord Blood Inventory program (NCBI). These programs save lives by connecting patients with otherwise fatal blood cancers
or blood disorders to unrelated donors across the world. Authorization for the Program and NCBI expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2020. The
Timely ReAuthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies Act of 2019 (TRANSPLANT Act) would allow for continued operation and funding through 2025 without interruption.
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As we face this public health crisis, we must make sure we do not leave any communities behind. The LGBTQ community faces unique hurdles during this pandemic. LGBTQ continue to deal with discrimination in the healthcare system and face health challenges
that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19, such as disproportionate rates of smoking and higher rates of HIV/AIDS than non-LGBTQ individuals.
We invite you to join us in writing to the Director of National Intelligence to emphasize the importance of the NDAA Section 5512 Report on Repression of Ethnic Muslim Minorities in the Xinjiang Region of the People’s Republic of China. This report is the
best chance for the U.S. government to expose China’s crimes and raise public awareness about China’s horrific campaign.
As we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that the American people have access to health services, including COVID-19 testing. We should explore every option to expand access including by making health insurance more widely available through
Medicaid waivers. Join me in asking CMS to issue guidance to states on these waivers.
Earlier this year, the Department of Interior issued a proposed rule based upon their Solicitor’s Opinion, removing prohibitions on the incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). This rule will undermine the ability of
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to address incidental take of birds from industrial hazards. This interpretation runs counter to the intent of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and could have wide-ranging consequences for the protection of migratory birds.
It would also diminish our commitments under numerous bilateral treaties for the protection of these bird species.
There have been recent economic outlook
reports forecasting that the coronavirus shock could claim millions of jobs by this summer. Many people already cannot afford to pay for sudden medical bills or other unforeseen emergencies. This current trend of lost jobs and wages will only worsen health
outcomes and the financial well-being of every American and our nation as a whole. We must enact bold policy measures for the government to step in and finance large portions of losses in household consumption in order to stabilize the economy right now.