Help Vets & SSI Recipients Get Relief ASAP – Tell Treasury, SSA, VA, & IRS to Automatically Send Relief Payments to Vulnerable Individuals
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.
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.
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.
I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.
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.
Ensure that All Households and Communities have Access to Safe, Clean Water during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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), […]
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As we continue to confront the COVID-19 crisis, we urgently need additional relief and stimulus measures to save lives and secure the health and economic security of our constituents. The depth of the crisis and the scope of the response mean that choices
being made right now will shape our society for years, if not decades to come. As we work to advance further spending packages to ensure immediate relief and long-term recovery, we need to consider the interrelated crises of income and wealth inequality, racism,
and ecological decline, which were in place long before COVID-19, and now risk being intensified. In this critical moment, we need to adequately respond to immediate needs and chart a path to a genuinely healthier and more equitable future through a just recovery.
Please join us in signing this bipartisan letter urging House leadership to pass a long-term funding reauthorization for essential health care programs that are set to expire this November.
Join us in calling on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reverse their recent guidance on call center operations during the public health crisis that risks the health and safety of workers on the front lines of ensuring health coverage
for millions of Americans.