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IN AN ABRUPT about-face, the Trump administration is reversing course on the recent declaration that it was ending a policy that allows seriously ill immigrants to remain in the country legally to receive medical treatment.
The protected status, called “medical deferred action,” was eliminated on August 7 when the US Customs and Immigration Services agency began sending letters to patients and families requiring them to leave the country within 33 days or face deportation.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) pressed Renaud with the same line of questioning, asking who handed down the decision to end medical deferred action and why it was done with no public announcement. Finally, turning to subcommittee Chairman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Ocasio-Cortez suggested further action.
"Mr. Chairman, if I may, I think that we should consider, and I believe that after this hearing we have no recourse but to consider, discussing a subpoena."
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with 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 (MA-03) announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was awarded over $43 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the combat the opioid crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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:
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) ), Senator Edward J.
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.