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Fighting every day for COVID relief for you and your family

This has been a hard year. Our neighbors in Northwest Washington and those around the nation are hurting due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

I won't stop pushing in Congress until you and your family get the help you need.

People are getting sick. Workers are losing jobs. Small businesses are closing. Families are using the last of their savings to put food on the table or waiting for hours in food lines. Millions are behind on their rent. And, as the cold months set in and with cases on a steady rise, people are literally begging Congress to act.

Although negotiations in Washington, D.C. are ongoing let me be clear: Congress must act NOW. It would be unconscionable for us not to. Any real relief should include these critical elements:

Democrats in the House passed a COVID-19 relief package months ago. But Republicans in the Senate won't take up our legislation, won't take the pandemic seriously, and time and again have gone silent when the American people need them the most.

Political games should be the last thing on our minds right now. This is about doing what's right during one of the most difficult times our country has ever faced.

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This pandemic will end. But we have some very tough months ahead. Congress must step up and support families in Northwest Washington and all across the country. Let's get this done.

Rick

Posted on December 10, 2020.