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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.

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.

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.

Original Cosponsor: Health Care Opportunities for TSA Employees Act

April 29, 2020

During the novel coronavirus outbreak, Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) have continued to bravely serve on the frontlines of aviation security. These workers are regularly in close
contact with travelers throughout the passenger screening process, putting them at a higher risk of exposure to the virus. Unfortunately, a growing number of TSOs at airports across the country have tested positive for COVID-19 or lost their lives to this
disease.   

LAST CALL: Become an Original Cosponsor of Fair Housing Month Resolution

April 29, 2020

We
invite
you to join us in becoming an original cosponsor of a
resolution recognizing the month of April as Fair Housing Month. 

Be an Original Co-Sponsor of the Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act

April 29, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic triggered an economic crisis that has hit small businesses especially hard, making them potential targets of large corporations seeking to increase their power through predatory mergers. Reports suggest that

private equity is planning to jump at the cheap opportunities;
big tech has moved to snatch up struggling start-ups; and
Rite Aid is looking to scoop up smaller pharmacies and PBMs. Although antitrust agencies are tasked with defending open and fair markets by stopping anti-competitive mergers, their inability to aggressively take on concentration before the crisis began
has further limited the federal government’s ability to respond effectively to the pandemic. For example, a

series of mergers in the medical device industry hampered the federal government’s efforts to expand production of ventilators, leaving the country short-handed for weeks.