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As you know the information regarding the COVID-19 Virus status and restrictions has been changing by the minute. As promised I am doing my best to keep you all updated on the latest as I receive Information. I was on the phone with a representative of Congressman Garamendi’s office and there will be a Town hall meeting for California District 3 constituents regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.. I am encouraging you all to be a part of this meeting. The congressman will be addressing some of the major concerns that have been looming in our community and worldwide. This town hall meeting will be via phone and at no charge to you.
Please see the communication below. Please be safe and stay healthy ..
Garamendi Applauds Signing of Families First Coronavirus Response Act Into Law
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. This legislation is the second phase of providing the resources American families need to protect themselves from the spread of the novel coronavirus without fear of losing their wages and other necessities. The legislation includes:
- Free coronavirus testing by ensuring that everyone has access to testing at no cost, including those with private insurance, Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, VA, FEHBP, and TRICARE, as well as the uninsured.
- Paid emergency leave by establishing an Emergency Paid Leave Program to ensure those who take leave to avoid spreading the virus or due to illness or caregiving responsibilities can pay their bills.
- Enhanced Unemployment Insurance by giving states the resources and flexibility to provide unemployment benefits to laid-off and furloughed workers, as well as workers who exhaust their allotted paid leave.
- Strengthened food security initiatives by including more than $1 billion to provide nutritious foods to low-income pregnant women and mothers with young children, help local food banks and provide home-delivered meals to seniors.
- Increased federal funds for Medicaid by increasing the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) that the federal government provides to state and territorial Medicaid programs. This will prevent states from cutting Medicaid benefits.
“The health and safety of my constituents is my utmost concern during the coronavirus pandemic. Congress must take every step to ensure American families have the tools they need to protect themselves from the virus without facing economic hardship. That’s why I supported the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and I’m pleased that this bill has been signed into law,” Garamendi said.
“This critical legislation establishes a paid sick leave program to ensure no one is forced to choose between paying the bills and protecting themselves from the virus, and strengthens unemployment insurance to ensure laid off and furloughed workers don’t suffer during these trying times. This legislation will provide American families with the support and resources they deserve,” Garamendi concluded.
Rep. Garamendi is also hosting a telephone town hall for his constituents on the novel coronavirus at 6:30 pm PT on Monday, March 23. The event is free and every resident of California’s 3rd Congressional District is invited to participate. Garamendi will be joined by local health officials to listen to the community’s concerns and answer their questions related to the novel coronavirus.
Participants can join the call by calling (855) 962-1140.
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