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Apr 9, 2020 In The News

House Democrats are proposing a federal reinsurance program designed to widely shield large and small businesses against the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 In The News


The Queens Chamber of Commerce and a group of Queens congressmembers connected with the borough’s small business community Tuesday, providing resources, relief information and words of encouragement amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 In The News

A top House committee chairwoman is proposing legislation that would undo President Donald Trump's move to sideline the federal watchdog originally tapped to oversee the $2 trillion coronavirus relief law.

Apr 8, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I released new legislation in response to President Trump's removal yesterday of Acting Pentagon Inspector General Glenn Fine from the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC). The President's removal of IG Fine is only the latest in a string of actions against inspectors general. These actions are an insult to American taxpayers -- of all political stripes -- who want to make sure that their tax dollars are being spent effectively and efficiently, and not on wasteful boondoggles or political favors. Yesterday, I called for the release of non-violent immigrant detainees to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in detention facilities and urged House leadership to provide meaningful relief for the Postal Service in future coronavirus relief legislation so that we can provide this national service with the help it needs to keep operating. More on all this and updates from the State and City below.
Apr 8, 2020 In The News

Queens Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin are calling for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to release non-violent detainees after they learned DHS has no serious plans to address overcrowding in detention facilities on Tuesday, April 7.

Apr 8, 2020 In The News

Two Democratic House committee leaders are demanding answers from the Trump administration about Jared Kushner's role in directing and redirecting the flow of life-saving medical equipment among private companies, various levels of government and hospitals in need.

Apr 7, 2020 In The News

The New York City Housing Authority has done a poor job cleaning apartment complexes and enforcing social distancing guidelines even though its residents are “uniquely vulnerable” to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a group of Big Apple lawmakers.

Apr 7, 2020 In The News


The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the head of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties asked acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to reduce immigrant detainee populations amid the risk of a coronavirus outbreak at a detention facility.

Apr 7, 2020 Newsletter
Today, I led the New York City Delegation in a letter to NYCHA calling on the agency to improve its response to the coronavirus pandemic and address residents' concerns. New York City continutes to increase hospital bed capacity with 500 beds on the USNS Comfort, which is now treating COVID-19 patients, and the opening of South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island and the Brooklyn Center Temporary Hospital, both of which are exclusively for COVID-19 patients.