ICYMI:and my firefighters bill passed last week. Firefighters suffer higher risk of cancer because of the smoke and toxic fumes they encounter while on duty. We need to support our firefighters who protect us.
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Last week,and I passed , the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act. Creating the presumption that federal firefighters who become disabled by serious diseases while on duty, ensures they receive treatment and benefits that would normally not be covered.
Our firefighters are on the front lines protecting Colorado families as they battle the wildfires that have devastated our communities.
Proud to work with friends like& to ensure our firefighters get the pay and benefits they deserve.
Last week, we passed the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, which would support our firefighting force here on the Central Coast with the benefits and compensation they deserve.
Here's an update on my recent work for
🇺🇦 Voted for $40 billion in aid for Ukraine
🚰Advanced a bill to protect CA's water security
🚒Voted to expand presumption coverage to federal firefighters
🤝Met with , , , &
It was a big week in DC! We attended a ceremony withand on extending broadband to communities across the US and passed critical legislation to support survivors of our nation’s nuclear legacy and support our federal firefighters. 1/2
We also met with advocates and policymakers from NM and DC, advanced tribal water legislation in Committee and marched to protect our reproductive rights. This weekend we’re back in NM for a jam-packed agenda back home then back for another busy week in DC. Grateful to serve! 2/2
Here’s this week’s roundup 👇
✅ Published an op-ed sharing my own experience having an abortion and illustrating how my personal story underscores the necessity to protect the right to an abortion- a standard, common medical procedure. Read it HERE:
✅ Spoke on the House floor about the need to stand up to extremist efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade
✅ Voted to PASS the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022 to ensure that federal firefighters have the benefits and support they deserve
✅ Voted to PASS a resolution recognizing the right of congressional workers to organize and form a union
✅ Co-signed a letter to House leadership urging them to bring the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act to the floor to hold oil companies accountable for their price-gouging
✅ Co-signed a letter tourging him to not means-test student debt relief
✅ Co-sponsored the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act to strengthen current federal law to empower employees to recover their lost wages
✅ Co-sponsored a resolution to recognize ALS Awareness Month
✅ Co-signed a letter in support of striking Red Cross workers
✅ Co-signed a letter tourging him to address the formula shortage
Have a good weekend!
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This week we voted on vital legislation up in D.C. to protect our federal firefighters, provide better benefits for TSA agents, and reauthorize the Community Services Block Grant Program to uplift low-income communities across the country.
Watch my floor speech ⬇️