The heroes act
Everyone’s number one priority throughout the crisis is saving lives by ensuring people have access to free testing, resources they need to stop the spread and funding for our health care providers.
As your advocate in Congress, I fought to pass H.R 6201 – the Families First CoronaVirus Response Act, S. 3548 – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, increase funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and H.R. 6800 – the HEROES Act. I voted in support of these bills to get resources to our frontline communities and relief to the millions of people affected by this crisis.
The most recent bill passed by the House – The Heroes Act – is under consideration in the Senate and includes a number of key provisions that will benefit our communities as we fight this pandemic, including:
While these relief bills are a good start, I know that our communities need sustainable resources and support delivered directly to the people. I am fighting to ensure that Congress puts people—not greedy corporations—first. This means getting our frontline medical workers the equipment and protection that they need to stay safe and save lives and authorizing more funds to purchase protective gear and ventilators. Congress must ensure that every worker has access to paid sick leave and hazard pay for those who must work, implement a nationwide halt to all evictions, foreclosures, and water/electrical shutoffs, address discrimination in the pandemic response, enact immediate student debt cancelation and relief, provide robust assistance to workers who have lost their income due to the emergency, support recurring direct cash assistance payments to every American for the duration of the crisis, and so much more. I am proud to have introduced the following bills to get help to our communities:
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