Saturday - July 4, 2020
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Sen. Rosen Announces $450,000 Grant for Registered Apprenticeships in Nevada
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement announcing Nevada has been awarded a grant totaling $450,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to improve and expand the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) in Nevada. This funding will be used to place 35 crisis counselors in community programs statewide to support Nevadans coping with the effects of COVID-19.

"Nevada is a shining example of workforce development ... Show Full Article

Sen. Gillibrand, Rep. Morelle Call for Direct Federal Relief Funding for Local Governments Responding to and Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic in Rochester
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Joe Morelle called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis.

Concerned about the layoffs of public health care workers, firefighters, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Direct Federal Relief Funding for Local Governments Responding to and Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic in Buffalo
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis.

Concerned about the layoffs of public health care workers, firefighters, police, sanitation workers, teachers, ... Show Full Article

Reps. Schiff, Raskin, Engel, Colleagues Send Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee to Bolster Oversight of U.S. Agency for Global Media
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-California, issued the following news release:

U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MA), together with Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ami Bera (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), David Trone (D-MD), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) sent a letter to State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rodgers in advance of the Subcommittee's FY2021 Markup Meeting, scheduled for Monday afternoon.

In their letter, ... Show Full Article

Rep. Spanberger Issues Statement on Independence Day
HENRICO, Virginia, July 4 -- Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia, issued the following statement on Independence Day:

"Tomorrow, communities across America will celebrate the birth of our republic. This year's celebrations across Central Virginia may be altered by the ongoing threat to public health, but Independence Day still provides an opportunity to reflect on the ideals that brought our nation together and the courage that has kept it together for 244 years.

Over the centuries, countless Americans have stepped beyond the duties of their daily lives to answer a higher obligation. Whether ... Show Full Article

Rep. Brooks: Mount Rushmore Heroes Represent the Best of American Exceptionalism
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, issued the following news release:

As President Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid calls to alter, rename, and even abolish America's national treasure, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) declared his fervent defense of American history, the Mount Rushmore monument, and historical statues against Socialist Democrats and racists hellbent on erasing American history and turning our great republic into a Socialist "utopia."

Congressman Brooks is a cosponsor of H.R. 7358, the Mount Rushmore Protection Act by Congressman Dusty Johnson (SD-AL). This bill prohibits ... Show Full Article

Combating Chinese Government Efforts to Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic Goal of New Legislation by Rep. Rose
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Max Rose, D-New York, issued the following news release:

Congressman Max Rose joined Congresswomen Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Stephanie Murphy of Florida to introduce legislation yesterday requiring the U.S. government to identify, analyze, and combat efforts by the Chinese government to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.

"From the opioid epidemic, to trade, to our intellectual property, China has a long history of trying to rip off America," said Rose, Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Co-Chair of the Blue Dog Task Force on National Security. "Why ... Show Full Article