Jul 2, 2020 Newsletter
Jun 26, 2020 Newsletter
This week, I joined with my colleagues in the House to pass two key civil rights bills; the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. These pieces of legislation are key steps in creating a more just and equitable United States. I also have good news to report from New York City; our hospitalizations and cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease and we are on track to start Phase 3 next Monday, July 6.
Jun 21, 2020 Newsletter
As you may know, New York City will enter Phase Two of reopening beginning tomorrow, Monday, June 22. Below is more information on what to expect.
Jun 18, 2020 Newsletter
Yesterday, I joined with my colleagues in demanding that the Small Business Administration (SBA) comply with requests from the independent and nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) for interviews, documents, and data related to actions of the SBA in addressing economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will be examining the unemployment crisis caused by the COVID-19 crisis and what is needed to achieve a sustainable economic recovery.
Jun 16, 2020 Newsletter
REMINDER: If you would like to vote from home (via absentee ballot) you must submit your application TODAY, June 16. More information available here.
Jun 13, 2020 Newsletter
On Friday, the Trump Administration finalized a discriminatory rule overturning key health programs and nondiscrimination protections for marginalized populations, including LGBTQIA+ people, women, individuals with disabilities and non-proficient English speakers. The protections were established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I am committed to overturning this harmful rule because we cannot allow President Trump to send us back to a time of blatant health care discrimination against patients. Thursday's Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis video briefing with experts and affected Americans affirms that the federal government must step up and act to protect nursing home residents and employees from COVID-19.
Jun 12, 2020 Newsletter
With the June 23 primary election fast approaching, I wanted to make sure you have all the information you need to exercise your right to vote.
Jun 11, 2020 Newsletter
On Wednesday, I held a Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing examining the ways in which H.R. 6909, the Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act of 2020, would help essential workers and their families who have suffered the health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This bipartisan bill is modeled after the successful September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis is holding a video briefing with experts and affected Americans to examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nursing home residents and workers.
Jun 9, 2020 Newsletter
Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution and after consultation with medical professionals, I was tested for COVID-19 I am self-quarantining as I await the results. Thank you for all the well wishes and to everyone who is practicing social distancing and wearing masks as the City reopens and we march for justice. Testing is available to all New Yorkers, and I encourage anyone experiencing symptoms to get tested. More information on testing is available on my website here.
Jun 6, 2020 Newsletter
This update, as always, will continue to focus on news updates and important information related to the COVID-19 crisis, but I would be remiss to not address the movement for Black lives that is currently sweeping our nation. I am deeply inspired by the people all across our country who are protesting and marching to condemn police violence, demand justice, and declare unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. As a Member of Congress, I know that we must put actions behind our words that decry police brutality, racial profiling, and the excessive use of force. This page on my website has a growing list of the various legislative proposals I am supporting to do just that. Tomorrow evening at 6pm, I will holding a telephone townhall with special guests Dr. Michael Niederman, pulmonologist at Weill Cornell; Congressman Bobby Scott, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor; and Nicole Miglior of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Democracy NYC. You can sign up to participate here.