Archives

PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS FROM HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

April 29, 2020

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2019, to ensure survivors are protected from discrimination and included as a protected class under the Fair Housing Act.

HELP U.S. PORTS IN NEXT COVID-19 PACKAGE

April 29, 2020

We write today to get your support to include all our ports in the next COVID-19 relief package. While Congress has done good work to address many impacted industries, ports have so far been left out of those recent relief programs. Yet, they are still impacted
by this crisis and need critical resources to continue their work.

INCREASE ACCESS TO OUR COURTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 29, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Court Access Amid the Pandemic Act, which would authorize video teleconferencing and telephone conferencing of judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency period. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal courts across
the country have changed their daily operations to work remotely in order to protect the wellbeing of the Justices, court staff, and the public from being exposed to the virus. This bill promotes access to these proceedings during the pandemic while we are
advised to not meet in person.

Ensure Those Without Internet Access Can Receive Their Economic Impact Payments

April 29, 2020

We invite you to join our letter urging the Department of the Treasury to ensure that Americans without internet access – including low-income individuals and those that live in rural areas – are able to receive their CARES Act Economic Impact Payments as
soon as possible

Co-Sponsor H.R. 6645, the COVID-19 Mental Health Research Act

April 29, 2020

Every one of us has felt the burden of this crisis. Our frontline workers have been coping with many weeks of exposure to the physical and emotional devastation caused by this pandemic. We have all heard stories of nurses returning home from a shift in the
hospital and simply sobbing for hours at what they had seen. For those healthcare employees living with a mental illness, the anxiety and fear are magnified.

Cosponsor the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act

April 29, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act. This important legislation would require the Attorney General to provide guidance to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies as they address increases
in incidents of domestic violence exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency and stay-at-home orders.

Let’s Ensure Essential Workers Get The Pay They Deserve: Become an Original Cosponsor of the Essential Pay for Essential Workers Act

April 29, 2020

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Essential Pay for Essential Workers Act.

CLOSING TOMORROW: COVID-19 Privacy Protections for Mobile Contact Tracing Applications

April 29, 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.

Urge HHS to Suspend Efforts to Strip Away LGBTQ+ Protections

April 29, 2020

Please join me in sending the below letter to Secretary Azar at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urging him to suspend any efforts to strip protections away from the LGBTQ community and maintain the important safeguards provided by Section
1557 of the Affordable Care Act (also known as “the Health Care Rights Law”).

Become a Cosponsor of the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act

April 29, 2020

Please join me in cosponsoring The Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act of 2020 (H.R. 6494).  This legislation will make available insurance coverage for business interruption losses due to viral pandemics, forced closures of businesses, mandatory
evacuations, and public safety power shut-offs.