As Contra Costa families prepare for children to resume school in the fall, I hope you will join me for a telephone town hall on Thursday, July 23rd at 12:00 p.m. PT to discuss coronavirus, the classroom, and our community. Register to join by phone and submit a question by clicking HERE or on the image below.
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AT A GLANCE
In this week's Digest, you will find more information on:
- News coverage of our bill to expand the Rosie the Riveter/WWII National Historic Park;
- Efforts to protect Contra Costa's waterways; and
- Congressional Democrats' efforts to protect access to coronavirus data.
IN THE NEWS
To honor the history of Richmond and West Contra Costa during World War II, Congressman DeSaulnier introduced a bill to expand the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park. The bill will add Nystrom Elementary, which was built to teach the children of Kaiser Shipyard workers, as part of the park. Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will soon introduce companion legislation in the Senate. To read Richmond Standard's coverage of the effort, click here or click the text below.
ICYMI, the Trump Administration announced it would strip the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of its responsibility to handle and report hospital data on coronavirus. This move hinders public access to this information and is an attempt to mask the Administration's failure in managing the pandemic. Click here or on the text below to read more about how Congressman DeSaulnier and House Democrats are fighting back.
POST OF THE WEEK
Congressman DeSaulnier Works to Protect Contra Costa Waterways
To address our nation's critical water infrastructure needs, Congressman DeSaulnier joined his colleagues on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to advance the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 7575). Included in the bill was an effort authored by Congressman DeSaulnier to protect waterways in Contra Costa, and the entire Delta, against harmful algal blooms.