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.
We will be introducing a bicameral bill that will prevent cuts in the federal matching rate for states’ Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – cuts that are scheduled for October 1, 2020. We are seeking original cosponsors on that bill
and are simultaneously seeking co-signers on a letter to leadership urging action to save CHIP in the next COVID-19 package/stimulus. The text of the letter is below.
In light of
Speaker Pelosi giving more consideration to guaranteed income during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reps. Tlaib, Pressley, Cleaver, Raskin, Escobar, Omar, and Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Harris invite you to join them in sending the below bicameral letter
encouraging leadership to include recurring, monthly, direct payments in the fourth coronavirus response package.
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
Please join me in urging House Leadership to provide funding for mortgage relief in the next COVID-19 legislative package. In the wake of the global pandemic, our homeowners desperately need assistance to help make ends meet.
Over the past 20 years, the People’s Republic of China has enjoyed a great deal of economic success, leaping to become the second largest economy in the world. Yet, China continues to take advantage of international financial institutions, particularly the
World Trade Organization.
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.
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.
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.