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LAST CALL Bipartisan Letter Requesting EIDL Application Status Updates from SBA

April 28, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to the Honorable Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), asking for the SBA to provide application status updates to struggling small businesses across the country that are seeking
information about their EIDL applications.

Support Volunteer Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic!

April 28, 2020

As our nation faces the historic COVID-19 crisis, we urge you to cosponsor the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019 (VRIPA), HR 1241,
to protect resources for approximately one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who serve on the front lines of the pandemic.
Nationally, 70 percent of all firefighters are volunteers and 91 percent of fire departments are made up of all or mostly volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.
These volunteers are undergoing unprecedented challenges as they provide essential services despite shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) further risking their lives due to COVID-19.
Now more than ever, it is of utmost importance for Congress to ensure these volunteer departments are sufficiently equipped and staffed.

Support Caregivers and Home Care Infrastructure During COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy requesting the next relief bill establish “Family Care” for essential workers and vulnerable family caregivers.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put our public health
and collective wellbeing at risk in newly urgent ways.  As schools, child care programs, and community centers for seniors and people with disabilities are closed – and as hospitals and makeshift care centers exceed capacity – the need for care at home has
increased with the need to reduce potential exposure to coronavirus.  Now more than ever, caregivers are under extra pressure to work and care for families at home. 

Support Volunteer Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic!

April 28, 2020

As our nation faces the historic COVID-19 crisis, we urge you to cosponsor the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2019 (VRIPA), HR 1241, to protect resources for approximately
one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel who serve on the front lines of the pandemic. Nationally, 70 percent of all firefighters are volunteers and 91 percent of fire departments are made up of all or mostly volunteer
firefighters and EMS personnel. These volunteers are undergoing unprecedented challenges as they provide essential services despite shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) further risking their lives due to COVID-19. Now more than
ever, it is of utmost importance for Congress to ensure these volunteer departments are sufficiently equipped and staffed.

Full Emergency Compensation for Small Businesses and Workers Affected by COVID-19

April 28, 2020

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 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. 

Support Caregivers and Home Care Infrastructure During COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy requesting the next relief bill establish “Family Care” for essential workers and vulnerable family caregivers.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put our public health
and collective wellbeing at risk in newly urgent ways.  As schools, child care programs, and community centers for seniors and people with disabilities are closed – and as hospitals and makeshift care centers exceed capacity – the need for care at home has
increased with the need to reduce potential exposure to coronavirus.  Now more than ever, caregivers are under extra pressure to work and care for families at home. 

Cosponsor the Rent & Mortgage Cancellation Act

April 28, 2020

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.

Support States Responding to the Coronavirus!

April 28, 2020

I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the State Commission Emergency Response Act of 2020.