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Return to Fiscal Responsibility: Cosponsor WUHAN Rescissions

April 2, 2020

On March 28, 2020, we took a historic step towards healing our economy during the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic, directly stimulating our economy and trying to make taxpayers whole who have been harmed, predominantly, by governmental management of the crisis. 
While that governmental management is needed to protect public health, the economic damage is staggering, and stimulating the economy towards recovery was the right step to take.

Ensure that All Households and Communities have Access to Safe, Clean Water during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020

Sending Office: Honorable Brenda L. Lawrence Sent By: Ryan.Casman@mail.house.gov         Request for Signature(s) If you wish to sign-on, please USE THIS FORM – the deadline is COB TODAY, Thursday, April 2nd. Current Co-Signers: Adams (NC), Blunt Rochester (DE), Clarke (NY), Davids (KS), Deutch (FL), Foster (IL) García (IL), Hastings (FL),  Johnson (TX), Johnson (GA), Khanna (CA), […]

Support Americans with Disabilities in COVID-19 Response

April 2, 2020

With the growing spread of COVID-19, it has become increasingly difficult for disabled Americans to receive the services they need, including education, medical care, and daily activities. Additionally, people with underlying health conditions or disabilities
are at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

Help Vets & SSI Recipients Get Relief ASAP – Tell Treasury, SSA, VA, & IRS to Automatically Send Relief Payments to Vulnerable Individuals

April 2, 2020

The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act explicitly provides the Treasury Department with the authority to provide payments to seniors receiving Social Security retirement benefits and to individuals receiving Social Security
disability benefits, even if these individuals do not file tax returns. Unfortunately, though, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published guidance this past Monday indicating that the agency will require Social Security beneficiaries, Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) recipients, and veterans receiving pensions to file 2019 tax returns to receive stimulus payments.

CLOSING COB TODAY: Ensuring All Taxpayers Are Eligible For Rebate Programs

April 2, 2020

As you are aware, more than 140,000 people in the United States have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This pandemic has led to the closure of many small businesses, which will have a disproportionate impact on immigrants. 

COSPONSOR H.R. 6398: Get Urgently Needed Medical Equipment to Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19

April 2, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 950,000 across the world and 216,000 in the United States. Unfortunately, the virus is continuing to spread rapidly through
our communities and is projected to soon overwhelm our health care system. Health care providers are being forced to reuse the personal protective equipment (PPE) intended to prevent the spread of disease, ventilator supplies are a fraction of what experts
are pleading for, and testing components are in such short supply that only critically ill individuals can receive the COVID-19 test. The American people and our heroic frontline health care providers are desperate for the resources they need to prevent, identify,
and treat COVID-19 cases in order to minimize loss of life.

COSPONSOR H.R. 5469 – THE PURSUING EQUITY IN MENTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2019

April 2, 2020

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

Support International Education in Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020

The Congressional International Basic Education Caucus was founded to serve as a platform for Congress to respond quickly and effectively to events that endanger children’s right to learn, and we are writing to invite you to join a letter that encourages
the U.S. Agency for International Development to include education and distance learning opportunities in USAID’s multi-sector international COVID-19 response in order to address the critical needs of the 1.5 billion children and youth whose education has
been interrupted by this crisis.

Cosponsor H.R. 1295 – Expanding Penalty Free Withdrawal Act of 2019

April 2, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor
H.R. 1295 – Expanding Penalty Free Withdrawal Act of 2019, which would prevent those who are long-term unemployed from having to pay excessive fees for tapping into their retirement accounts.

Cosponsor the Mobilizing America to Help Act

April 2, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Mobilizing America to Help Act, which would direct President Trump to invoke his existing authority to detail Peace Corps volunteers, who have all returned to the US from their posts overseas, to the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to support emergency relief in the wake of COVID-19.