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March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), 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), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to the U.S.

March 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06) and Katie Porter (CA-45) to introduce The Frontline Health Care Workers Assistance Act.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, on the 10th Anniversary of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 125 of their Democratic colleagues,

March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and five other House Democrats, pressed the Trump Administration to take “swift and immediate action” to protect people in immigration detention centers and immigrant communities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 23, 2020 In The News

Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) introduced legislation Monday that would provide emergency grants to help the homeless and those who work with them to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) led the Massachusetts Delegation in a call for Governor Baker to prioritize the needs of community hospitals and community health centers that primarily serve Medicaid and uncompensated care patients across the Commonwealth with new funding provided from the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Among many critical provisions, the package included a t

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressman Danny K.

March 20, 2020 In The News

In fighting the outbreak of COVID-19, Rep. Ayanna Pressley is calling for legislation to ensure that the nation’s prisoners are not left out of any federal relief programs.

On Thursday, Pressley told Boston Public Radio that given the cramped conditions of prisons and the relative lack of healthcare provided to the incarcerated, prisons and jails inherently create a perfect storm for a disease to spread.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), and Grace Meng (D-NY), along with a coalition of progressive lawmakers and organizations, introduced the Housing is a Human Right Act. The legislation would authorize more than $200 billion in federal spending over 10 years for crucial housing infrastructure and reduce homelessness.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

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