The N.C. Department of Health of Human Services is opening three new drive-thru COVID testing sites in Wake County to accommodate for the increased demand. These new sites do not require appointments but do require online registration with the department’s testing vendor. If you have symptoms or have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID, you should get tested as soon as possible. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article256921607.html
The Child Tax Credit that my colleagues and I passed has delivered approximately $292 million in tax cuts to more than 118,000 families in our community according to new estimates from the Joint Economic Committee Majority. How has the Child Tax Credit helped your family? https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article252801563.html
Now more than ever we need the Build Back Better Act. From child care, to elder care, to strengthening the ACA, to addressing the climate crisis, this is a historic investment in our future. It is a lifeline to so many working families. Yesterday’s comments will not derail our mission to get this across the finish line. I look forward to continuing our conversation with the House, Senate, and White House to get this signed into law.
Yesterday, I was able to visit the Marine Toys for Tots Warehouse in Raleigh and speak with staff and volunteers about their program. The program collects and distributes thousands of toys to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. I am grateful that we have a community that cares for children and families in need.
Cheri Beasley knows the priorities of North Carolinians. From her time as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, to her many years of outstanding service on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Cheri has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fairness and justice. She is a dedicated, thoughtful leader who will work tirelessly for the people of our state. I’m proud to endorse her for the United States Senate. I also want to thank Senator Jeff Jackson for his inspiring campaign. The 37th district is fortunate to have such a passionate advocate in the North Carolina General Assembly. He