Month: May 2021

Memorial Day

Today and every day, we honor the fallen, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and the families and friends who loved them. We are so grateful.

As a member of Congress, I promise to work on behalf of service members, veterans, and their families, to ensure we fulfill our promise to them as a country, and provide them with the care they deserve.

Transportation Projects

Earlier this week, I requested funds for transportation projects for Wake County through the 2021 surface transportation reauthorization bill. As Wake County continues to grow there is an urgent need for transportation infrastructure and transit system improvements. If Wake County receives these funds they would enhance safety and accessibility in our communities and be a catalyst for job creation.

Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

Earlier this month, a bipartisan amendment of mine passed the House as part of H.R. 2547, the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act. 

This legislation gives protections for small businesses, servicemembers, students, and other consumers against mistreatment and harassment by certain debt collectors. My amendment asks for more investigation into the communications by debt collectors and how Congress can stop debt collectors from flooding consumers and homeowners with constant calls, texts, and emails.

George Floyd

Today marks one year since George Floyd’s life was taken at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. In the weeks and months that followed, millions of Americans took to the streets in one of the largest movements in American history to protest and demand justice. 

The fight for justice and truth should never be stopped or silenced. In March, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed the House and I proudly co-sponsored and voted for it. The bill is now in the hands of the Senate. Passing this bill would be a first step in reforming our police system.

We must all pay attention to this moment. We must understand that it’s on all of us to achieve progress and deliver justice. There’s hard work ahead to create a society that recognizes injustice and repairs it with humanity, but together we can move forward.

Investigation of the January 6th Attack on the Capitol

Yesterday, I voted in favor of forming a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol. All members of Congress took the same oath: to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It’s our duty to investigate this attack on our democracy so we can gain a better understanding of what transpired, honor those who gave their lives to protect us, and then prevent something like this from ever happening again.

Combat Anti-AAPI Discrimination, Violence, and Bigotry

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in discrimination, hate crimes, and violence targeted at the AAPI community – including in Atlanta when 8 people were murdered. This week in Congress, I voted for two bills to combat anti-AAPI discrimination, violence, and bigotry.

Hate has no home in our country or North Carolina.–joe-biden-s-desk