The DeSaulnier Digest: The Justice in Policing Act and Other Latest Headlines

June 29, 2020
DeSaulnier Digest

As communities across the country demand action to end racial injustice, I am proud to say that Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives acted decisively by passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Read below to see my thoughts after I cast my vote in support of this important legislation.

AT A GLANCE

In this week's Digest, you will find more information on:

  • News you shouldn’t miss; and
  • Congressman DeSaulnier’s bill to provide coronavirus relief to local communities.

IN THE NEWS

The Trump Administration continued to play politics with the health care of millions of Americans by launching another attack on the Affordable Care Act. As our nation fights to stop the spread of coronavirus and re-open businesses, ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care has never been more important.

The Trump Administration also announced its intention to cut funding to coronavirus testing sites in multiple states, even as some are experiencing record highs in positive cases. Testing is key to ending this crisis, and cutting funding for those programs is baffling.

LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Congressman DeSaulnier Authors Bill to Address Economic Impacts of Coronavirus

Inequality in the United States has been growing for decades. The coronavirus pandemic has deepened this crisis, leaving too many families struggling to pay their bills, make rent, and put food on the table. Congressman DeSaulnier and Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA) announced bipartisan legislation that would get much-needed coronavirus relief funding to communities more quickly and efficiently. The Community Services Block Grant Enhancement Act (H.R. 7328) would make temporary changes to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program - a federal program designed to address poverty - that would help communities recover from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and would make an immediate impact in the lives of millions of families.

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