While we continue to battle the global COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t forget we are also battling another global crisis, climate change. President Biden’s infrastructure plan aims to shift our economy to clean, sustainable energy, modernize our nation’s electric grid, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. With North Carolina well-positioned to lead the way in clean energy manufacturing, I’m committed to advancing this necessary, progressive agenda to protect our environment and beautiful state.
While nothing can bring George Floyd back to his family, today’s verdict is a step towards justice. We must all work together, in his memory, to achieve equal justice and institute long-overdue police reforms — including the Justice in Policing Act. My prayers are with the Floyd family and our nation.
Equal pay is not simply a women’s issue. Pay inequity harms families and our economy. Women are the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with children. Today I proudly voted for the Paycheck Fairness act. #EqualPay https://www.axios.com/paycheck-fairness-act-women-employment-00fb75d1-c0a7-4653-939b-aa65d337c0e4.html
I’ve been fighting on behalf of North Carolinians in the 117th Congress and this week we hit a major milestone – #100days in the 117th Congress. Here are a few accomplishments from my first 100 days: ✅ Introduced the Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (JOBs) Act ✅ 3 of my amendments passed the House ✅ Cosponsored over 100 bills Helped the House pass major bills including: ✅ The Violence Against Women Act ✅ The Equality Act ✅ H.R.1. ✅ The National Apprenticeship Act ✅ The American Rescue Plan and more!
Here in Wake County we have a growing talented Asian community. We must celebrate their involvement in the community and stand with them during this crucial time. That is why I’m proud to support the new Wake County Democratic Party AAPI caucus locally and be a member of the AAPI caucus in the 117th Congress.
The National Personnel Records Center is experiencing a backlog of veteran personnel file requests, which has worsened significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This backlog is preventing veterans from gaining access to essential resources, including education benefits, healthcare services, and COVID-19 vaccinations. That’s why I am co-leading a bipartisan letter signed by 185 members of Congress urging the National Personnel Records Center to address this issue. The backlog is a disservice to our veterans and their families, they deserve better.
North Carolina will receive increased federal funding to help with equitable distribution and access of the COVID vaccine. This will be done by partnering with local health departments, community-based organizations and community health centers to bring the vaccine into racial and ethnic minority communities.
Wake County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S and across North Carolina, 10% of bridges and 14% of roads are structurally deficient. Not only will President Joe Biden‘s American Jobs Plan rebuild bridges, roads, and airports – it also provides more than $200 billion to update or build two million affordable housing units – an issue important to North Carolina and particularly Wake County. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/article250331456.html