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Help New Parents – Ensure Children Born in 2020 Count for Advanced Recovery Rebates

April 2, 2020

Please join me in signing a letter to Secretary Mnuchin and Commissioner Retting asking Treasury and IRS to ensure parents with children born in 2020 are able to access advance direct payments included in the CARES Act for these children.

Support Novel Colorectal Cancer Screening Method

April 2, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar urging him to fairly evaluate a National Coverage Determination (NCD) application for a novel blood-based test for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause
of cancer death among men and women combined. In 2020, it is estimated that 147,950 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and approximately 53,000 will die from the disease.

Support Increased Transparency & Efficiency in Student Loans

April 2, 2020

The burden of student loans has unquestionably taken a toll on millions of American families. As outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. continues to climb—in June of 2019, borrowers owed around $1.6 trillion—various proposals have been
introduced to offer free college, refinance student loans, or cancel student debt altogether. Protecting programs like PSLF and Federal Work-Study, along with increasing Pell Grant funding, would certainly reduce the amount of debt students accumulate,
but these actions alone will not fix the larger problem. Addressing the root of the student loan crisis must center on sharp transparency with borrowers and a loan disclosure that is simple, accessible, and easy to understand.  

CLOSING TODAY: Protect America’s Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020

Please join me in asking HUD Secretary Carson, CDC Director Redfield, and HHS Secretary Azar what specific steps their agencies are taking to coordinate directly with state and local entities to ensure the proper care of America’s homeless population throughout
the COVID-19 pandemic. In these unprecedented times, it is critical that the most vulnerable Americans are not forgotten by the federal government and receive its direct support.

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 880,000 across the world and 180,000 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.

CLOSING TOMORROW: Support Long-Term Funding for Essential Health Care Programs

April 2, 2020

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.

Request to End Tariffs on Medical Supplies, Equipment, and PPEs

April 2, 2020

Please join me in asking the Administration to immediately suspend all tariffs placed on all imports of medical supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.

CLOSING COB TODAY: Request to End Tariffs on Medical Supplies, Equipment, and PPEs

April 2, 2020

Please join me in asking the Administration to immediately suspend all tariffs placed on all imports of medical supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.

DEADLINE FOR ORIGINAL COSPONSORS-Support Addressing the U.S. Shortage of Doctors and Providing Healthcare for All Americans

April 2, 2020

Please join me in supporting legislation that will take a crucial first step to help address the shortage of doctors in the U.S. This bill would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a task force to examine physician shortages,
including barriers for physicians who trained abroad and now reside and want to practice medicine in the U.S.