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DEADLINE TODAY: Ensure Those Without Internet Access Can Receive Their Economic Impact Payments

April 30, 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

CLOSING TOMORROW: Join Letter to USDA Regarding Cattle Markets and The Ongoing Investigation Into Meat-Packer Margins

April 30, 2020

Please join me in the attached letter to Sec. Perdue, asking USDA to swiftly release their findings from the ongoing investigation into meat-packer margins. This investigation began in August of last year and was recently expanded to encompass the more recent
CV-19 market concerns. The letter also raises many of the market-related concerns our office has been hearing from beef producers across the country in the wake of the CV-19 pandemic.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 30, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Original Cosponsor Request: The Farm System Reform Act

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Farm System Reform Act of 2020, a companion measure to S.3221 sponsored by Senator Cory Booker. It protects family farmers from anti-competitive practices and corporate consolidation by strengthening the Packers & Stockyards
Act. It places a moratorium on factory farms, commonly known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). It ensures that livestock products that are labeled as a “Product of the USA” are not repackaged imports and are entirely raised in the United States.

Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act

April 30, 2020

Sending Office: Honorable Kurt Schrader Sent By: Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act Dear Colleague, As the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we need to be better prepared for future zoonotic disease outbreaks. The bipartisan […]

Create Better Access to Household Necessities for Low-Income Individuals

April 30, 2020

In states across the U.S., applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) have grown exponentially in the wake of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Countless Americans are struggling to keep food on the table and to afford basic necessities
in the wake of the economic turmoil brought about by the outbreak. Though Congress recently allocated additional funds for SNAP and other nutrition programs, more needs to be done to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable communities are given the assistance
they so desperately require during this time. 

Protect Health of Workers in Meat Processing Facilities

April 30, 2020

This week the President issued an Executive Order declaring meat processing facilities as critical infrastructure that must remain in operation or reopen. Outbreaks have occurred across the country in communities where these plants are located, affecting
over 6,500 workers and causing the deaths of 20. Please join us in writing to the Secretaries of Agriculture, Labor, and Health and Human Services to ensure proper plans are in place to protect workers in these facilities.

Protect Access to SNAP for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor my legislation to exclude Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation from consideration when determining SNAP eligibility, titled the
Food for Working Families Act. 

DEADLINE TODAY: Ensure Those Without Internet Access Can Receive Their Economic Impact Payments

April 30, 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

Protect Health of Workers in Meat Processing Facilities

April 30, 2020

This week the President issued an Executive Order declaring meat processing facilities as critical infrastructure that must remain in operation or reopen. Outbreaks have occurred across the country in communities where these plants are located, affecting
over 6,500 workers and causing the deaths of 20. Please join us in writing to the Secretaries of Agriculture, Labor, and Health and Human Services to ensure proper plans are in place to protect workers in these facilities.