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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Bipartisan Letter to Support Long-Term, Robust Community Health Center Funding

April 30, 2020

We welcome you to join our bipartisan letter urging leadership to prioritize both long-term reauthorization and additional infrastructure funding for community health centers (CHCs) in any forthcoming legislation.

Become a Cosponsor of the COVID-19 Commission Act

April 30, 2020

Presently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are over 3,212,000 across the world and over 1,040,000 in the United States. While we do not yet know the full impact COVID-19 will have on the nation, already more Americans have been killed by the virus
than died in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  After those attacks, the 9/11 Commission was established to provide a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the attacks and the Commission’s recommendations drove massive reforms to how we share intelligence
and organize the government to counter terrorist threats.  It is clear that we, as a nation, are at another inflection point.  Americans today will again demand a full accounting of our level of preparedness and response to this global public health emergency.  

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.

Support the First Step Toward Mental Health Equity: COSPONSOR H.R. 5469 – THE PURSUING EQUITY IN MENTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2019

April 30, 2020

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

URGE DHS TO KEEP VAPE SHOPS OFF ESSENTIAL BUSINESS LIST DURING COVID-19!

April 30, 2020

Over the past several weeks we have seen reports of Vape shops defying state laws to close their businesses during this COVID-19 quarantine, and lobbying the Administration to be considered essential businesses under the Department of Homeland Security official
guidance.  Please join me in sending a letter to the DHS Acting Secretary requesting that vape shops not be included on the “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list, and that as we build plans to re-open our communities, vape shops not be
prioritized for opening ahead of other non-essential business establishments.

Seeking Original Cosponsors for Bill to Support Families of Fallen Frontline Healthcare Workers

April 30, 2020

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez invites you to be an original cosponsor of the America’s Frontline Protection Act. The America’s Frontline Protection Act will give the families of frontline medical personnel, including but not limited to physicians, nurses,
technicians, aides, emergency and routine transportation personnel, custodial staff, and any staff exposed to medical waste, who die from COVID-19 access to benefits. Victims’ families would be eligible for cash benefits for both economic and non-economic
losses.

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

Cosponsor H.R. 6600: The Point-of-Care Testing Prize Competitions Act of 2020

April 30, 2020

I write to invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 6600, the Point-of-Care Testing Prize Competitions Act of 2020.

INCREASE ACCESS TO OUR COURTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Court Access Amid the Pandemic Act, which would authorize video teleconferencing and telephone conferencing of judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency period. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal courts across
the country have changed their daily operations to work remotely in order to protect the wellbeing of the Justices, court staff, and the public from being exposed to the virus. This bill promotes access to these proceedings during the pandemic while we are
advised to not meet in person.