The DeSaulnier Digest: House Democrats Continue Working for the American People

February 8, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

It was a busy week in Congress as House Democrats took action to advance much-needed pandemic relief and protected our democracy from extremism. To hear more about our efforts, click here or on the image below.

Sincerely,
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Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Congressman DeSaulnier Named Chair of Education & Labor Subcommittee

Today, Congressman DeSaulnier was named Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) for the 117th Congress. As a former small business owner and union member, Congressman DeSaulnier brings a long record of labor advocacy to HELP, the committee tasked with supporting the needs of America’s workers. The Congressman looks forward to working with the other Members of HELP to support workers during the pandemic and as we rebuild our economy.

Congressman DeSaulnier Votes to Remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees

This week, Congressman DeSaulnier voted with his colleagues in the House to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee following her incendiary remarks regarding school shootings and executing certain Democratic politicians, which Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called "loony lies and conspiracy theories" that amounted to a "cancer" in the Republican Conference. The measure passed the House by a vote of 230-to-199, with 11 Republicans voting in support. In addition to the vote, Congressman DeSaulnier sponsors legislation to censure Rep. Taylor Greene and to have her expelled from Congress.

House Advances Measure for COVID Relief

Democrats in the House have been hard at work paving the way for additional relief for families suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. This week, the House voted in support of the Congressional budget resolution, creating an expedited track for President Biden's American Rescue Plan - a multiprong approach to tackling the public health and economic crises stemming from the pandemic. Congressman DeSaulnier voted in favor of the budget resolution, which passed by a vote of 218-to-212.

IN THE NEWS

Congressman DeSaulnier joined Richard French of RNN to discuss the need to provide COVID relief quickly, Congress’s recent vote to hold Rep. Greene accountable for her violent rhetoric, and the need to get our nation’s children back to school safely.To hear more on his thoughts, click here or on the image below.

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