The Coronavirus pandemic currently challenging our nation is a public health crisis that will undoubtedly have the greatest effect on poor and working-class community members. We must ensure our nation’s collective well-being by taking
major action to protect the health and economic security of the most vulnerable, including the millions of Americans currently at risk of housing instability and homelessness.
Please join me in asking House Leadership to include language in the next COVID-19 relief package waiving Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) non-federal cost-sharing requirements for states. This will help to relieve states of undue financial burdens
when they are already reeling from the economic impacts of this crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left the nation facing unprecedented public health and economic crises that has exacerbated underlying inequalities and devastated those already living on the margins. Individuals and families experiencing homelessness are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of this crisis. Lacking both safe, stable shelter and access to medical resources, those experiencing homelessness continue to be hardest hit by this pandemic.
Please join us as a cosponsor of legislation that would make non-congregate sheltering an automatically eligible cost for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding reimbursement during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
Please join us as a cosponsor to H.R. 6485, the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act (RRIA), to ensure that mixed status households can be eligible for the same cash relief as overseas, mixed status military joint filers under Public Law 116-136 (CARES
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.
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Please join me in encouraging the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to provide small private franchisors with alternative simplified accounting standards for the accounting of franchisee fee revenue.
Now more than 30 million Americans are reported to have lost their jobs, erasing a decade of direct economic
growth in a matter of weeks. These surges in job losses are demonstrating this crisis’s massive and unprecedented harm on our economy and workforce which must be met by swift and unprecedented government action.
Many small businesses and affected workers, especially in the food service industry, hospitality sector, and gig economy, already cannot afford to cover such major disruptions in demand and economic productivity. The unprecedented harm from COVID-19 to our
economy and society must be met with unprecedented action to ensure that both workers’ paychecks are protected and small business owners’ solvencies are prioritized. With the troubling
reports of banks in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) favoring large companies over the most disadvantaged small businesses, Congress must take action on reforming and simplifying the program to solve its current
access barriers, distribution/lending challenges, and overall lack of oversight with funding.