The DeSaulnier Digest: TOMORROW Telephone Town Hall on Racial Justice

July 6, 2020
DeSaulnier Digest

Join me tomorrow for a telephone town hall discussion on racial justice and strengthening our community. Panelists from UC Berkeley will be on hand to share their expertise and answer questions. To register for the town hall and submit a question, click HERE or on the graphic below.

AT A GLANCE

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

  • Passage of the historic Moving Forward Act;
  • Protections for renters and homeowners during coronavirus; and
  • Addressing flaws in the credit reporting system to protect consumers.

TWEET OF THE WEEK

LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

House Passes Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2)

Our nation’s infrastructure is in dire need of repair. As a result, traffic increases, students’ education suffers, safety is compromised, and irreparable harm is done to our environment. Now is the moment for bold action to fix our infrastructure and put our country back to work. The Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), invests nearly $1.5 trillion to fund new, transformative projects that will create millions of jobs; reduce carbon pollution; dramatically improve safety; improve school, hospital, and airport infrastructure; and spur economic activity. It also includes 10 measures Congressman DeSaulnier authored to reduce emissions, spur investment in public transportation, and ensure proper oversight of federal investments. The bill passed, with Congressman DeSaulnier’s support, by a vote of 233-to-188.

More on the House Floor:

  • Credit reporting agencies are notoriously under-regulated & unaccountable to consumers, leaving Americans unable to access loans & mortgages. As the coronavirus pandemic has left millions uncertain about their financial future, Congressman DeSaulnier voted to the pass the Protecting Your Credit Score Act because it is more important than ever to address flaws in the credit reporting system and better protect consumers.

 

  • As the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic continues, families across the country are struggling to pay their rent and mortgages. They need relief now to avoid a serious spike in evictions & homelessness. Congressman DeSaulnier joined his colleagues in voting to extend the eviction moratorium, provide an emergency rental assistance fund, extend & expand the foreclosure moratorium to protect all homeowners, and provide direct assistance to homeowners struggling to pay housing-related costs.

 

  • In the midst of a pandemic is the time to shore up Americans' health care, not slash it. This week House Democrats took a stand to strengthen and enhance the ACA and pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act to provide relief for working families by expanding affordable access to health care and life saving prescriptions.