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Cosponsor the “Coronavirus Workers’ Compensation for TSA Employees Act”

April 30, 2020

On March 13, the President declared a nationwide emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic.  State-by-state, governors and local elected officials have shuttered non-essential businesses and asked residents to “flatten the curve” by staying at home, exercising
social distancing, and utilizing thorough cleaning methods to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.

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 the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act. This important legislation would require the Attorney General to provide guidance to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies as they address increases
in incidents of domestic violence exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency and stay-at-home orders.

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.

Please join me in becoming a cosponsor of the H.R. 6471 the Dr. Li Wenliang Congressional Gold Medal Act.

April 30, 2020

Please join me in becoming a cosponsor of the H.R. 6471 the Dr. Li Wenliang Congressional Gold Medal Act. 

LAST CALL: Seeking Original Cosponsors: Health Care Opportunities for TSA Employees Act

April 30, 2020

During the novel coronavirus outbreak, Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) have continued to bravely serve on the frontlines of aviation security. These workers are regularly in close
contact with travelers throughout the passenger screening process, putting them at a higher risk of exposure to the virus. Unfortunately, a growing number of TSOs at airports across the country have tested positive for COVID-19 or lost their lives to this
disease.   

Cosponsor H.R. 587 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

April 30, 2020

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.     

Support FEMA Non-Federal Cost-Share Waiver in CARES 2

April 30, 2020

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.

Support Non-Congregate Sheltering During COVID-19 Response

April 30, 2020

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.