More on COVID-19

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the Boston School Committee’s vote to temporarily suspend admissions tests for the city's exam schools.

“In this moment of national reckoning on systemic racism and racial injustice, we must continue to be unapologetic in our efforts to examine and address the ways in which our institutions contribute to and exacerbate our gravest inequities and disparities—our education system is no exception.

October 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed published this morning in STAT News, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) discussed the growing crisis of childhood trauma—which has been exacerbated by the Trump administration and COVID-19—and how we can address it.

October 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the looming eviction tsunami in Massachusetts. The Congresswoman’s statement comes with the Commonwealth’s eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) spoke out in strong support of House passage of H.Res.908 – A Resolution Condemning All Forms of Anti-Asian Sentiment as Related to COVID-19.

September 11, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – In a House Financial Services Committee hearing yesterday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) discussed the urgent need for direct, emergency aid to state and local governments to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and address the disparate impacts of the crisis on communities of color. 

A full transcript of her exchange with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is available below. 

September 3, 2020 Press Release

Bill would also create a Police Violence Prevention Program at the CDC

Bill Text (PDF) | One-Pager (PDF)

August 24, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – In a House Oversight Committee hearing today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) questioned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan about the harmful impact the recent policy changes at the USPS have had on the workforce, and about the troubling history of anti-union labor practices of Mr. DeJoy’s former company, New Breed Logistics.

August 22, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today delivered remarks on the House floor in which she criticized the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans for their attacks on the United States Postal Service (USPS), and shared the stories of constituents from the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District who have been impacted by the operational changes imposed on USPS by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.