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Families and screen-time use during the time of COVID-19

April 28, 2020

With more than 95% of Americans under stay-at-home instructions in the COVID-19 pandemic, most schools and families have turned to on-line technology to continue children’s education and also to maintain broader social and family connections. But, as computers
assume an ever more central role in work, play, school and social life, parents are eager to help their children find the right balance between screen time and other activities and to understand both the promise and perils of an on-line childhood. This is
a matter of pressing importance in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 1367, the Children and Media Research Advancement Act (CAMRA Act), bipartisan and bicameral legislation that will help us understand how the dramatic
changes in technology and media are affecting children’s physical and mental development. 

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

April 27, 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.

CALLING ORIGINALS: COURT ACCESS AMID THE PANDEMIC ACT

April 27, 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.

Ensure Those Without Internet Access Can Receive Their Economic Impact Payments

April 27, 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 24, 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.

JOIN THE NEWLY INVIGORATED CONGRESSIONAL SERVICES CAUCUS!

April 24, 2020

Do you think of your district as a manufacturing district?  Or do you consider yours a farm/agricultural-centered district?  The reality is that every congressional district has a minimum of 65% jobs in the services sector.  In order to speak to the majority
of workers in your congressional district you need to speak to the opportunities and challenges faced by the services sector.  In fact, success in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors are integrated with services and depend on them to get to markets and
grow.

During COVID-19 Local Public Broadcasting Remains As Important As Ever

April 24, 2020

As the nation reels from the COVID-19 pandemic with schools closing and citizens desperate for information they can trust, we, the Chairs of the Public Broadcasting Caucus, wish to call to your attention the exceptional work that local public broadcasting
stations are conducting to help us through this crisis.