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May 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report to Congress on the racial and demographic breakdown of COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Haley Stevens (MI-11) led a group of 17 freshman Members of Congress calling on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to expand paid family and medical leave as Senate negotiations begin on the next emergency relief package.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following House passage of H.R. 6800, The Heroes Act, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement:

“In my district, and across the nation, this pandemic is devastating families and communities. This unprecedented crisis has been exacerbated by a negligent and incompetent administration that has failed to prioritize saving lives and failed to execute a national testing strategy that will help us get ahead of this virus.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA-04), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Lori Trahan (MA-04), called on U.S.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) introduced legislation which protects stimulus checks from garnishment and fees. The Protect our Checks Act of 2020 ensures that stimulus payments authorized by Congress in the CARES Act, in response to the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, cannot be garnished to settle debts or other payments.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to include $11.5 billion in funding for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) in the next relief package to aid the nation’s homeless population who are experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and over 135 of their colleagues,

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and 28 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy today calling for the universal, one-time, student loan debt cancellation of at least $30,000 per borrower in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Chair of Pro-Choice Caucus’s Providers and Clinics Task Force, led more than 155 of their colleagues in calling on House Democratic leadership to ensure that any future COVID-19 relief packages reject Republican efforts t

May 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced the Saving Our Street (SOS) Act, legislation that provides federal support to microbusinesses throughout America during the COVID-19 crisis. The SOS Act will lift up local economies and allow for small neighborhood businesses to stay open during this crisis.