The DeSaulnier Digest: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th and Weekly Update

September 13, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

This weekend, I joined our community in commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. At each of these events, we came together and remembered in a special way all those lost on that tragic day, their loved ones, and the first responders whose heroism saved lives. We will never forget.

Sincerely,
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Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Congressman DeSaulnier Introduces Bill to Protect Student Athletes from Concussions

As a former football player, Congressman DeSaulnier knows young athletes, whose brains are still developing, are at increased risk of sports-related concussions, which can have serious, long-term consequences, jeopardizing their ability to compete, their academic performance, and their mental health. His bill, the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (H.R. 5216), would create national standards for concussion safety measures for student athletes, allowing for real progress toward protecting our nation's children. To learn more about this bill, why it's needed, and the strong support it has among the athletic, academic, and medical communities, click here or on the image below.

PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCES NEW CORONAVIRUS ACTION PLAN

In response to a surge in coronavirus infections across the nation due to the Delta variant, President Biden unveiled a new six-pronged action plan to lead the nation out of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors, health care workers in health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement, and private sector employers with 100 or more employees, as well as additional efforts to encourage vaccinations and bolster protections for the vaccinated. Congressman DeSaulnier supports these efforts to help us emerge from the pandemic and protect public health.

IN THE NEWS

Biden Cabinet Secretaries Visit the Bay Area to Advance Efforts to Build Back Better

In case you missed it, Secretary Walsh visited Contra Costa to meet with Congressman DeSaulnier for discussions with union members, workers, and community leaders about the role of Contra Costa's workforce in fueling California's future and the Administration's historic investments through the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better agenda.To read more about this and other visits of U.S. Cabinet Secretaries across the Bay Area, click here or on the image below.

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