I hope that you had a wonderful Mothers’ Day weekend. To all the mothers and grandmothers in the Tenth District, thank you for your strength and support for all of us, especially during throughout the challenges of COVID-19. And of course a special shout out to my own mother, Dena, and wife Julie, who have been remarkable sources of strength and support throughout my life.
Last week our country marked the first 100 days of President Biden’s administration. He took office in the midst of the worst health and economic crisis of our lifetimes and immediately set to work addressing the challenges we face.
It’s official; as of Monday, April 19, every person in the United States over age 16 can get vaccinated. If you haven’t already received your shot, please schedule your appointment as soon as possible. I’ve said from the start of the pandemic that we will get through this crisis together. Getting your vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.
Greetings from Washington. After a busy winter session, culminating in the passage of the American Rescue Plan, Congress returns to the Capitol this week to, among other things, begin work on the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan.
Last week was rather quiet with the holidays. I hope that you had nice Passover and Easter, and were able to spend time with loved ones—either in person or virtually. Personally, one of the silver linings of the new virtual platforms was being able to be together with 16 members of my family, including my sons and parents, for a Passover Seder literally reaching from California to Maryland.
This newsletter arrives in the middle Holy Week and Passover. Both holidays herald the coming of spring and the renewal it brings. This year especially, as we finally seem to be making progress against the pandemic, may the spirit of the season lift up and inspire each of us, our families, our community and our nation.
Let me start this week with an invitation. Tonight at 6:00 PM I am hosting my second Fireside Chat, this one honoring Women’s History Month. I will be joined by four remarkable women, who also happen to be local Mayor’s and Village Presidents concluding a collective 96 years of public service. Details are below.
Last week’s big news was President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law! (I am hosting a telephone town hall tonight to discuss the plan—see below for details.)
The big news of the week is that the Senate passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Once signed into law, the American Rescue Plan will accelerate and expand the distribution of vaccines, will send direct payments to struggling American families, will extend unemployment insurance through the summer for those without jobs, give help to small businesses, provide resources for school to op
The sun is shining and the temperature is rising…it almost feels like spring. I hope you are able to get outside and enjoy a breath of fresh air.