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Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020

April 3, 2020

I am writing to inform you that I am developing the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020, to create the Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program, a system of shared public and private compensation for business interruption losses resulting from future pandemics
or public health emergencies.

DEADLINE MONDAY APRIL 6: Coronavirus Drives Need for Employee Benefit Cafeteria Plan Changes

April 3, 2020

Millions of Americans choose to participate in cafeteria plans offered by their employers. Under cafeteria plans, workers choose from several different benefits, including health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and disability insurance, among
other options. Cafeteria plans are flexible enough to allow each worker to choose the right benefit package for their unique familial and financial situations. 

MAKE COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SAFER: COSPONSOR the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act (H.R. 4296)

April 3, 2020

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 4296). This bill protects consumers, workers, and the environment; it is the only bill of its scope that includes environmental justice provisions.

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.  

JOIN THE CONGRESSIONAL AMERICA 250 CAUCUS

April 2, 2020

We are writing to invite you to become a member of the newly created Congressional America 250 Caucus — a bipartisan caucus that will be comprised of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Become a Co-Sponsor of the COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grants Act

April 2, 2020

I invite you to join me as a sponsor of H.R. 6292, the COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grants Act of 2020, which establishes a $1 billion fund to provide direct relief to ranchers,
farmers, and small businesses that suffer an economic loss as a result of devastation unleashed by the pandemic.

CLOSING TODAY: JOIN LETTER TO TRUMP CONDEMNING ANTI-ASIAN DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE LINKED TO COVID-19

March 31, 2020

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to President Trump demanding that he immediately condemn his use of the term “Chinese virus” and fully investigate all hate crimes against Asian Americans which have increased dramatically throughout the course
of this pandemic. Over 650 reports were made last week alone, with Asian Americans documenting instances of being physically assaulted and verbally harassed for being unfairly associated with the spread of COVID-19.

Protect Consumers From Predatory Debt Collectors – Cosponsor the SCAM Debt Act

March 31, 2020

Predatory debt collection affects communities and families across the country. Nearly

500,000 people filed complaints about debt collection fraud with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year, and it was their top complaint in both 2015 and

2017. Consumers and their families face threats, harassment at home and the workplace, and abusive litigation from unscrupulous debt collectors.
We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of the Securing Consumers Against Misrepresented (SCAM) Debt Act to make sure people can protect themselves against coercion and unlawful litigation.

Cosponsor H.Res.913: Bipartisan Resolution Expressing Support of Frontline Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

 I ask that you join me in recognizing the
essential services that frontline employees are providing to our country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by cosponsoring this resolution.