U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Nita Lowey (NY-17) urged the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to include education and distance learning opportunities for children in USAID’s response to COVID-19.
I hope you, your family, and loved ones are staying safe and healthy as we continue our collective effort to slow the spread of the virus. I wanted to email you today to let you know about some of the most recent actions Congress has taken to address the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Today the leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) sent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler a letter condemning the Agency’s March 26 memorandum announcing that the EPA will cease all enforcement actions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The letter sent today reads in part:
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Mobilizing America to Help Act, which would direct President Trump to invoke his existing authority to detail Peace Corps volunteers who have returned to the US from their posts, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support emergency relief in the wake of COVID-19.
U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to overturn the FDA’s outdated and discriminatory guidance on blood donation by men who have sex with men. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, Larsen and Quigley outlined the critical need for blood donations from all healthy donors, regardless of sexual orientation.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) announced that out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health of his staff and visitors, his Washington, D.C. and Chicago offices will be operating remotely.
Over the past few weeks, you have likely heard about the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19. I want to reassure you that addressing this situation is the top priority in Congress.
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives to bring attention to how the increasing risk from coronavirus highlights the need for all Americans to have access to paid sick leave.