Apr 26, 2020 Newsletter
I am continuing to work on my Student Debt Forgiveness for Frontline Health Care Workers Act that would forgive graduate student loan debt for those who are providing direct patient care during this crisis and working with my colleagues on the next COVID-19 emergency relief bills. As we move forward, I am working to make sure that those who most need help get it, including by implementing monthly payments that would build on the one-time economic impact payment that is currently being distributed by the IRS.
Apr 25, 2020 Newsletter
Saving the Postal Service in the midst of the coronavirus crisis remains one of my top priorities. Governor Cuomo's announcement yesterday that all New Yorkers will be receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail is just another instance highlighting how vital the Postal Service is to our democracy. In addition to providing a service to making sure vote by mail is possible for voters around the country, the Postal Service is also delivery critical census documents to each and every household across the nation. As Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, I will not stop fighting for the Postal Service until it gets the support it needs.
Apr 24, 2020 Newsletter
On Thursday, the House voted to create the Special Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis within the Committee on Oversight and Reform. We also voted to pass the interim emergency stimulus package. While this package is not perfect, and leaves us with much more work to do to provide for the American people, it was a needed, emergency measure to provide additional funding for small businesses and hospitals and health care workers. Please remember to fill out your 2020 Cenus if you have not done so already. You can submit the form online, by phone, or by mail. More on this and other updates from the City and State below.
Apr 23, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I am in Washington, DC to cast my vote to create a new Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis within the Committee of Oversight and Reform and to approve the interim stimulus bill that gives more funding to small businesses, hospitals and health care workers, and testing.
Apr 22, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I led 14 members of the New York delegation in requesting that the Small Business Administration (SBA) make updates to the Paycheck Program Program (PPP) so that nonprofits and cultural institutions, regardless of size, can access this program. These organizations are vital for our response and need our support. Please remember to fill out your 2020 Cenus if you have not done so already. You can submit the form online, by phone, or by mail. More on this and other updates from the City and State below.
Apr 21, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I released a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) entitled “Care of Pregnant Women in DHS Facilities.” This independent report documents troubling instances of inadequate care and complaints of mistreatment of vulnerable pregnant women in detention. Please remember to fill out your 2020 Cenus if you have not done so already. You can submit the form online, by phone, or by mail. More on this and other updates from the City and State below.
Apr 20, 2020 Newsletter
Thank you to the 12,000+ of you who joined my telephone townhall last night. It was great to hear from you. I want to also thank experts Dr. Michael Niederman, a pulmonologist at Weill Cornell, and Nicole Salk, a senior staff attorney at Legal Services NYC who is an expert on filing for benefits, for sharing their expertise with us. If you missed last night's townhall and the great information from Dr. Neiderman and Ms. Salk, you can listen to a recording here.
Apr 19, 2020 Newsletter
Tonight, I will be hosting a COVID-19 telephone townhall from 6-7pm. I hope you will join us. You can pre-register at bit.ly/COVID19NY12townhall.
Apr 18, 2020 Newsletter
On Friday, I hosted a briefing for members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform with officials from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the department's plan to address coronavirus risks in immigrant detention facilites during this crisis. More on this and other updates from New York City and State below.
Apr 17, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I joined with my colleagues to call on Congress to provide additional voter protections and funding to ensure safe and orderly elections in the wake of dangerous conditions during last week’s primary election in Wisconsin, and on the Trump Administration to immediately reverse the Administration's fetal tissue restrictions for any current or future federally supported COVID-19-related research. You can read more about both these efforts below, along with other updates from New York State and City.