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October 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the looming eviction tsunami in Massachusetts. The Congresswoman’s statement comes with the Commonwealth’s eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON – In a House Financial Services Committee hearing yesterday, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) discussed the unprecedented financial cliff facing millions of renters and homeowners, the economic consequences of millions losing their homes, including the ability to return to work, and why funding for legal representation is so critical.

A full transcript of her remarks and exchange with witnesses is available below.

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 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today applauded the House passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which contains several provisions championed by the Congresswoman to address systemic inequities in our infrastructure and transportation systems and create healthier, safer, and more connected communities.

June 11, 2020 Press Release

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-04), announced that the U.S.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Joe Neguse (D-CO) sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to include $11.5 billion in funding for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) in the next relief package to aid the nation’s homeless population who are experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and colleagues in unveiling the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, a bill to institute a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) introduced the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act of 2020, legislation to provide critical funding to states and local governments responding to the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

The Public Health Emergency Shelter Act would offer $15.5 billion in grants to serve homeless communities and train front line staff on disease prevention and mitigation, as well as provide hazard pay to those workers and reimburse them for their costs.