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Support Volunteer Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic!

April 28, 2020

As our nation faces the historic COVID-19 crisis, we urge you to cosponsor the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019 (VRIPA), HR 1241,
to protect resources for approximately one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who serve on the front lines of the pandemic.
Nationally, 70 percent of all firefighters are volunteers and 91 percent of fire departments are made up of all or mostly volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.
These volunteers are undergoing unprecedented challenges as they provide essential services despite shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) further risking their lives due to COVID-19.
Now more than ever, it is of utmost importance for Congress to ensure these volunteer departments are sufficiently equipped and staffed.

COVID-19 Privacy Protections for Mobile Contact Tracing Applications

April 28, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to House leadership requesting that the next COVID-19 relief package provide safeguards for the use of mobile technology as a public health surveillance tool and ensure protections for individual privacy.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act, H.R. 4710

April 28, 2020

Please join Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) in supporting H.R. 4710, the bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act. 

Cosponsor H.R. 6627 and Hold China Accountable at the WTO

April 28, 2020

Over the past 20 years, the People’s Republic of China has enjoyed a great deal of economic success, leaping to become the second largest economy in the world. Yet, China continues to take advantage of international financial institutions, particularly the
World Trade Organization.

Cosponsor H.R. 6556, the Bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0!

April 28, 2020

We write to request your support for the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0. This legislation  would redirect penalties collected from pharmaceutical companies that break the law to provide additional funding for research on rare
childhood cancer, birth defects, and other rare pediatric diseases. 

Support Caregivers and Home Care Infrastructure During COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy requesting the next relief bill establish “Family Care” for essential workers and vulnerable family caregivers.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put our public health
and collective wellbeing at risk in newly urgent ways.  As schools, child care programs, and community centers for seniors and people with disabilities are closed – and as hospitals and makeshift care centers exceed capacity – the need for care at home has
increased with the need to reduce potential exposure to coronavirus.  Now more than ever, caregivers are under extra pressure to work and care for families at home. 

Monthly Payments Throughout the Duration of the Crisis

April 28, 2020

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 6496, The
Emergency Money for the People Act, to provide monthly emergency payments to Americans throughout the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

EXTENDED: Bipartisan Letter Urging USDA To Continue Ensuring Children Have Access to Food During COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Please join Congressman Trone and Congressman Young in sending a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Agriculture urging the continued support of programs that ensure children have access to nutritious food during the COVID-19 pandemic. As families across
the country face economic insecurity due to COVID-19, we ask for the Department of Agriculture to take the following steps: 

LAST CALL – Repeal Tax Break for Real Estate Developers Buried in the CARES Act – CLOSING AT 10AM

April 28, 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.