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August 16, 2019 In The News

SOMERVILLE, MA — Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone's plan to open a safe injection site for drug users has been criticized by federal law enforcement, but he does have one influential figure in his corner: Rep. Ayanna Pressley. The congresswoman, who represents Somerville as part of the 7th District, said leaders must "invest in bold solutions" to battle addiction.

"I applaud Mayor Curtatone for his leadership and innovative solutions to our district's opioid crisis," Pressley said in a statement.

August 12, 2019 In The News

Together we are grieving from 33,708 violent gun attacks since the beginning of 2019.

We have suffered 255 mass shootings this year – that’s more than 1 mass shooting a day. And there are thousands more gun violence tragedies in this country that never get covered. But just because it doesn’t make the national headlines doesn’t mean it didn’t matter.

For a family it mattered. For a community, it mattered.

August 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue condemning his department’s proposed rule to modify categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed rule would threaten the SNAP benefits of an estimated 90,000 people in Massachusetts, where nearly one in nine Bay Staters rely on SNAP to put food on the table and feed their families.

July 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, ahead of the September deadline to reauthorize funding for Community Health Centers (CHC), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement reaffirming her commitment to ensure full funding for CHCs in the Massachusetts 7th and across the country:

 

July 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) ), Senator Edward J.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), announced her appointment as Vice Chair of the relaunched House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families (TFAF). The House Democratic Caucus relaunched and renamed its task force focused on the needs of our nation’s older Americans, their families and future generations looking ahead to retirement to reflect an inclusive focus on the needs of caregivers and how aging impacts an entire household.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced an amendment to H.R. 2740, The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding package, which funds some of the nation’s most critical programs that support individuals and families throughout their lifespan, from Early Head Start to Social Security. This robust appropriations bill for FY 2020 makes bold, forward-looking investments for hardworking families across the country.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Chair of the Abortion Access Task Force; U.S.

June 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in conjunction with Gun Violence Awareness Month and the 5th Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced a resolution to honor survivors of homicide victims by establishing National Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month.  For every one homicide victim, there are at least 10 surviving family members who suffer in the aftermath of homicide.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – During debate on HR 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions of 2019, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced an amendment that would ensure that the 67 million American women and girls living with a pre-existing conditions would receive the services they need, when they need it, and without the looming fear of financial ruin. These pre-existing conditions include pregnancy, breast cancer and HIV, among others. H.R.