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Embracing Technology to Safely Continue Legislating During this Pandemic

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus has added new urgency to the ongoing conversations regarding whether Congress is properly prepared for unexpected emergencies. Discussions have been continuing regarding updating our procedures to temporarily enable everything from low-tech
remote voting on the House Floor to virtual committee hearings and markups during this pandemic.

HELP PRESERVE STORIES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 28, 2020

Please join me in preserving stories about the COVID-19 pandemic at the Library of Congress. The COVID-19 Oral History Project Act would establish an oral history program at the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress to collect stories and
personal experiences, including letters, diaries, video and audio recordings, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Seeking Original Cosponsors for the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act

April 27, 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.

Seeking Original Cosponsors for the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act

April 24, 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.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 23, 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.

Join Bipartisan Resolution to Advance Remote Voting Reforms

April 23, 2020

As we confront the greatest health and economic crisis of our lifetimes, Congress must adapt its ways of conducting business — just as millions of individuals, organizations, businesses and legislative bodies across our country and around the world have
done.

Cosponsor the Domestic Violence Public Health Emergency Guidance Act

April 23, 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.