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July 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) announced the successful inclusion of $300,000 in federal community project funding for Chelsea’s La Colaborativa in the FY2022 House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed the House yesterday. Funding would support the launch of La Colaborativa’s COVID Employment Recovery Program (CERP).

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement reaffirming President Biden’s authority—and the urgency—to cancel student loan debt.

"President Biden has the authority to cancel student loan debt. He has already used that authority to cancel the debt of students defrauded by for-profit colleges, and he has used it to cancel the interest on federal student loans for borrowers across the country.

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming expiration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) federal eviction moratorium through July 31, 2021.

July 19, 2021 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) and Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) have launched an effort to pass a universal, comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy as part of the Build Back Better infrastructure package.

July 7, 2021 Press Release

BOSTONCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the $109 million that was released today to Chelsea, Everett, Methuen, and Randolph, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic:

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) issued the following statement today on the decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to extend the federal eviction moratorium through July 31.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) led their colleagues on a bicameral letter to President Biden calling on him to extend the pause on federal student loan payments until at least March 31, 2022.