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May 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report to Congress on the racial and demographic breakdown of COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

May 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, released a statement after Johnson & Johnson announced they would permanently discontinue talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and over 135 of their colleagues,

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Chair of Pro-Choice Caucus’s Abortion Rights and Access Task Force, Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Chair of Pro-Choice Caucus’s Providers and Clinics Task Force, led more than 155 of their colleagues in calling on House Democratic leadership to ensure that any future COVID-19 relief packages reject Republican efforts t

April 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass (D-CA), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward J.

April 29, 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), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Lori Trahan (MA-03) announced that Massachusetts health care providers will receive an additional $163,555,426 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's Health Provider Relief Fund.

April 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) released the following statement after Senate passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (Senate Amendment to H.R. 266), which included aspects of Congresswoman Pressley’s Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act:

April 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, following calls from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will begin releasing racial and ethnic data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Robin Kelly (IL-02), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and Barbara Lee (CA-13), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Edward J.

April 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) wrote to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urging the Governor to rescind the Current Crisis Standard of Care guidelines issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) last week.