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March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) wrote a letter urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) to ensure any coronavirus relief beli

March 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) introduced legislation to help give state, territorial, and local governments the critical funding they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 24, 2020 In The News

Parents across the Commonwealth face a painful economic bind: their children are at home, but the child care check is still due. COVID-19 has (rightfully) forced the closure of child care centers across Massachusetts. In doing so, it has forced a profound reckoning about the state of the American child care system.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) introduced the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020, legislation to provide critical funding to states and local governments responding to the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 23, 2020 In The News

House Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are proposing to cancel student debt with new legislation aimed at helping borrowers adversely affected by the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act, legislation that provides immediate monthly payment relief for federal student loan borrowers, cancels at least $30,000 in outstanding student loan debt per borrower, and shields borrowers from any involuntary payments and garnishment during the public health crisis.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) led 27 of their colleagues in urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to prioritize student debt cancellation and immediate relief for student loan borrowers in the emergency economic stimulus package currently under negotiations in the House and Senate.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05), Vice Chair of the House Democrat Caucus and Appropriations Committee member, Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Joe Kennedy (MA-04) and eight other members of Congress, called for the inclusion of over $21 billion in child care funding to support states, families, and child care providers in the wake of the COVID-19 national emergency.

March 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Richard Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P.

February 12, 2020 In The News

The House Financial Services Committee saved the best for last at Tuesday’s hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Ayanna Pressley, a congresswoman from Massachusetts, gave Powell a live lesson in Black History that is actually a key chapter in a American history: the role of the civil rights movement, and of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in particular, in pushing for full employment policies that define the Fed’s role to this day.