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August 6, 2020 Press Release

A troubling lack of data from BOP, USMS, and state and local correctional entities is making it harder to manage the crisis and contributing to the rampant spread of COVID-19 in detention facilities across the country


July 27, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led a letter with 54 other lawmakers to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the agency to provide additional funding to community health centers (CHCs) as they continue to work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 16, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) introduced the Lead Abatement for Families Act, a bill to require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to identify and remove lead pipes in public and subsidized housing and provide grants to public housing authorities and property owners to remove them.

July 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asking for HHS's report on the Administration's efforts to address racial disparities in health care access and outcomes, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the below statement following release of the proposed FY 2021 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies.

“For generations, the Hyde Amendment has restricted the constitutional right to safe and legal abortion care for millions-- disproportionately impacting our most vulnerable, low-income, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today wrote to Governor Charlie Baker requesting an independent investigation into the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at Chelsea Soldiers' Home (CSH).