May 21, 2020 Newsletter
Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis is holding a briefing on the impact of the crisis on frontline heroes during which we will hear directly from essential workers and their loved ones.
May 19, 2020 Newsletter
As we continue to contend with the effects of COVID-19, I want to thank essential workers for the work they are doing and the sacrifices they are making. That is why I am continuing to build support for my Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act and Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act.
May 16, 2020 Newsletter
On Friday, I spoke on the House floor in support of the Heroes Act, urgently-needed legislation to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people and pillars of our democracy.
May 15, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I am in Washington, DC to vote on the Heroes Act and new procedures to make remote voting and hearings possible in the House. Yesterday, I pressed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) yet again for information on the Administration’s inability to prevent the now deadly spread of coronavirus in detention centers housing detainees. Despite the Oversight Committee's repeated attempts to secure information, ICE has failed to fully respond to our requests.
May 14, 2020 Newsletter
This morning, I joined with my collegaues and union leaders to announce the introduction of the Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act. Modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), this new fund would provide compensation for injuries to any individual, or their families, who are deemed an essential worker and required to leave their home to perform services and who have become ill or died as a result of COVID-19.
May 13, 2020 Newsletter
Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis holds our first briefing with a bipartisan group of key experts on the requirements for safely reopening our nation during the coronavirus pandemic. I am very proud that so many priorities of the Committee on Oversight and Reform were included in the Heroes Act introduced by House Democrats yesterday, including funding for the Postal Service, reforms and oversight provisions for the 2020 Census, and provisions to protect the independence of Inspectors General. I will be joining with my New York Delegation colleagues to introduce Governor Cuomo's proposed Americans First Law to help prevent coporate bailouts following the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 12, 2020 Newsletter
The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold our first briefing tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13 with a bipartisan group of key experts on the requirements for safely reopening our nation during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 11, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I sent a letter to President Trump asking him to fulfill his commitment to New York State by authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover the full costs of our emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. New York is the worst-hit state in the nation and we cannot afford further delays in receiving the federal funding we need and has been promised to combat this public health crisis.
May 10, 2020 Newsletter
On Friday, I joined 30 of my colleages in urging Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy to include payment relief for federal and private student loan borrowers. Student debt was already crushing 45 million Americans and the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus crisis is only making this burden heavier.