The news that the Trump Administration will finally begin using the Defense Production Act (DPA) to direct General Motors and Ventec to mass produce ventilators is an important but first step, but additional action is required to ensure our hospitals and
health care workers are not left on the front lines without the proper gear, or fighting against each other in a bidding war for supplies.
Sending Office: Honorable Antonio Delgado Sent By: Matthew.Gerson@mail.house.gov Current signers (61): Antonio Delgado, Josh Harder, Anthony Brindisi, Elise Stefanik, Jeff Duncan, Angie Craig, Juan Vargas, Jim Costa, Bob Gibbs, Jared Huffman, TJ Cox, Mike Thompson, David Scott, Adrian Smith, Greg Stanton, Salud Carbajal, Joe Morelle, Chellie Pingree, David Trone, Thomas R. Suozzi, Andy Harris, Mark Pocan, Abigail […]
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.
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
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), […]