The DeSaulnier Digest: Upcoming Virtual Office Hours and Update on the Situation in Afghanistan

August 30, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

With the Biden Administration having concluded the evacuation from Afghanistan, our office remains deeply concered about the safety and security of Americans on the ground and our Afghan partners and stands ready to help however we can.

The United States must now play a key role in providing humanitarian aid and support resettling recently-evacuated Afghans, particularly those who are most vulnerable like women, girls, human rights workers, and reporters - all of whom have been Taliban targets. As we continue to closely monitor the stiuation, I will be working in Congress to ensure those who stood with us are not left behind. If we can offer you or a loved one support, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (925) 933-2660.

Sincerely,
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Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

TOWN HALL WITH SENATOR PADILLA

Congressman DeSaulnier sat down today with his friend and colleague, Senator Padilla, to discuss their shared efforts on behalf of California, including work on infrastructure, voting rights, and immigration. Tune in by clicking here or on the image below.

 

CONGRESSMAN DESAULNIER HOSTS VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

This Wednesday, September 1st Congressman DeSaulnier will host virtual office hours to hear from you and answer your questions about legislation and what is happening in Congress. Our office can also provide assistance with federal issues like Social Security, Medicare, and IRS-related items. To schedule an appointment, email CA11.RSVP@mail.house.gov before 12:00 p.m. tomorrow. Appointments are first come, first served and you will receive an email prior to your appointment with the details. If you are not able to join us on Wednesday or if appointments fill up, stay tuned as we will be hosting more Virtual Office Hours.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

DeSaulnier Supports Build Back Better Agenda

The House recently voted to allow the important work to begin on crafting the Build Back Better agenda. This comprehensive $3.5 trillion framework will help put the country on a pathway to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and make important investments in our children, families, and communities. Congressman DeSaulnier looks forward to the work ahead to protect and support the American people.

House Passes Bill to Combat Voter Suppression

The right to vote is under attack in states across the country and harmful Supreme Court decisions have removed critical protections for one of our most sacred duties as American citizens. To respond to these challenges, Congressman DeSaulnier voted in support of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), which restores key voting protections that were weakened by the Supreme Court and protects the right to vote from discriminatory voter suppression laws. The bill passed the House by a vote of 219-to-212.  

IN THE NEWS

As we approach peak fire season, Congressman DeSaulnier held a town hall with fire safety & preparedness experts to discuss prevention & resources. Tune in for a preview of why the brave men and women who fight these fires deserve our deepest gratitude by clicking here or on the image below. You can watch the entire town hall by visiting the Congressman's Facebook page.

Concord & the Bay Area are helping to lead the way in supporting recently-evacuated Afghans. Congressman DeSaulnier spoke with KSBW News about why these efforts are critical, what our office is doing to help, and the necessary next steps to ensure assistance for all those in need. Tune in by clicking here or on the image below.

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