Updates

American Rescue Plan

Great news — The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that, thanks to the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina is receiving more than $5.4 billion.  These funds provide support for North Carolina households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers, and the communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother was a member of the League of Women Voters during the height of the Women’s Rights Movement. She was frustrated by the lack of female representation in office at the local level so she got her friends to run and vote together. This impacted me greatly as a young girl and encouraged me to get involved and later run for public office. My mother has been a constant inspiration to me. Today, I send my love to all mothers who inspire their children everyday.

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurants play an essential role in our economy and sense of community. I advocated for more assistance to help them through the pandemic. President Biden’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund is a critical resource in keeping restaurants open during our recovery.

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Register Today

While it is positive to hear that over 50% of adults in North Carolina have received the COVID vaccine, vaccine rates are dropping rapidly. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet, register today to help keep your family and neighbors safe.

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American Families Plan

Great news — the American Families Plan will help North Carolinians. Here’s what’s in the package:  ✅ Provides at least 2 years of free community college to all students ✅ Gives access to free, high-quality pre-school to all 3- and 4-year-olds ✅ Invests $9 billion in our teachers ✅ Creates a national, comprehensive paid family and medical leave program

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The Research Triangle

Thank you to North Carolina’s research universities for your commitment to meeting the growing needs of data science research, education, and workforce in the Research Triangle. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all sectors in North Carolina, bearing a burden on our economy. I am confident that higher education will advance the economy and help attract good jobs. NC State recently launched the Data Science Academy — a crucial tool for research partnerships.

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Top Magnet Elementary School In the Nation

Congratulations to the students and staff of Wiley Elementary School for being named the top magnet elementary school in the nation for the second time in five years. As the Representative for North Carolina’s 2nd District, who lives less than a mile from Wiley, I appreciate that Wake County is a leader in education, excellence, and community values. Keep up the great work.

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American Families Plan

The American Families Plan is a once-in-a-generation investment to rebuild the middle class and invest in America’s future. I am particularly pleased that part of the plan focuses on tuition-free community college, as it is an issue that I have championed. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-propose-free-preschool-community-college-address-congress-n1265559

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SBA Restaurant Revitalization Plan

It is estimated that 110,000 restaurants and bars across the country have permanently closed during the pandemic. I advocated for increased assistance to restaurants to help them stay in business through the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide $29 billion in funding to help restaurants keep their doors open. Starting on Friday, April 30 at noon, restaurant owners will be able to apply for the grant program. https://www.sba.gov/…/restaurant-revitalization-fund

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President Biden’s First Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, President Biden will give his first address to a joint session of Congress. This is an opportunity to bring members of Congress together to reflect on our common purpose to work together to deliver results for the American people. I look forward to hearing from President Biden on his vision for safely getting people back to work and students back to school, his ideas for lowering healthcare costs and making healthcare more accessible, and his plans to provide tuition-free community college.

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