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MAKE COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SAFER: COSPONSOR the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act (H.R. 4296)

March 26, 2020

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 4296). This bill protects consumers, workers, and the environment; it is the only bill of its scope that includes environmental justice provisions.

Urge OMB to Provide Mandatory Administrative Relief to Research Grant Recipients During Coronavirus Outbreak Deadline: COB Thursday 3/26

March 26, 2020

Last week, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17 “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations”. The Memo permits short-term relief for
administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for federal agency grant recipients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While, this was a positive step, the memorandum does not mandate agencies implement these policy changes.

Join as an Original Sponsor of the Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect and Support the Care of Students Act

March 26, 2020

I invite you to become an original sponsor of the “Pandemic School Nurse Training to Protect Students and Communities Act”, which amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts
to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.

RING THE ALARM: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America

March 25, 2020

I invite you to read and share the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health’s report:

RING THE ALARM: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America.

Urge OMB to Provide Mandatory Administrative Relief to Research Grant Recipients During Coronavirus Outbreak Deadline: COB Thursday 3/26

March 25, 2020

Last week, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17 “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations”. The Memo permits short-term relief for
administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for federal agency grant recipients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While, this was a positive step, the memorandum does not mandate agencies implement these policy changes.

Urge OMB to Provide Mandatory Administrative Relief to Research Grant Recipients During Coronavirus Outbreak Deadline: COB Thursday 3/26

March 25, 2020

Last week, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17 “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations”. The Memo permits short-term relief for
administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for federal agency grant recipients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While, this was a positive step, the memorandum does not mandate agencies implement these policy changes.

Urge OMB to Provide Mandatory Administrative Relief to Research Grant Recipients During Coronavirus Outbreak Deadline: COB Thursday 3/26

March 24, 2020

Last week, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17 “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations”. The Memo permits short-term relief for
administrative, financial management, and audit requirements for federal agency grant recipients impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While, this was a positive step, the memorandum does not mandate agencies implement these policy changes.

Co-Sign: Letter To SBA regarding SBA Disaster Loan Interest Rates

March 19, 2020

I have heard from numerous business owners about the 3.75% interest rates being charged for the SBA Disaster Loans. With so much uncertainty as to when these businesses will be able to get back to operating at full capacity, they are seeking support that
will give their business the most viable means to survive the consequences of this pandemic. For this reason we are asking SBA to take immediate action to lower disaster loan interest rates.