The DeSaulnier Digest: Congressman DeSaulnier's Work Helping American Children

July 12, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

AT A GLANCE

In this Digest, you will find information on:

  • Congressman DeSaulnier's efforts to support healthy meals in schools;
  • His work with the Oversight Committee to get justice for victims of the opioid epidemic; and
  • How Democrats are taking action to cut child poverty in half.

WASHINGTON UPDATE

Congressman DeSaulnier Introduces Bill to Help Provide Healthy Meals to Students

With schools closed during the pandemic, we saw even more starkly how important school meals are to a child's educational success and overrall health. To redouble our efforts to ensure every child has access to nutritious meals at school as schools reopen, Congressman DeSaulnier introduced the School Food Modernization Act (H.R. 4379). This bill would help local schools replace outdated kitchen equipment in an effort to provide healthy meals to every student. To learn more about how this important legislation will help children thrive in the classroom and beyond, click here.

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IN THE NEWS

New York Times Highlights Congressman DeSaulnier's Work to Hold the Sackler Family Accountable

Following Purdue Pharma's settlement, Congressman DeSaulnier and House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, remain committed to reforming the bankruptcy system to ensure bad actors like the Sacklers are prohibited from abusing our system to evade personal responsibility. To read more about their work in Congress on this issue, click here or on the images below.

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