Updates

HOPE Program Provides Relief

The pandemic has hurt our community hard and pandemic-related evictions continue to be an issue across North Carolina. I’m pleased the HOPE program is offering funds to cover rent, past-due rent and some utilities for residents in 88 counties across the state. https://www.wral.com/struggling-to-pay-rent…/19779282/

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Safe and Effective Vaccines Save Lives

If you have not received your vaccine yet, I encourage you to do so. It is safe and effective and will save lives. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/young-unvaccinated-people-are-being-hospitalized-covid-19-delta-variant-n1273998

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Dix Park

Great news—the sunflowers at Dix Park are starting to bloom! If you’ve never been, I encourage you to check them out.

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Child Tax Credit

In my district alone, over 184,000 children will benefit from the expanded and improved child tax credit and over 13,000 children will be lifted out of poverty. In the entire state of North Carolina, the extended tax credit will lift 137,000 children out of poverty. Helping our families and children shouldn’t be a partisan issue.  I’m thrilled to support the Child Tax Credit, which hit bank accounts yesterday.

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Child Tax Credit Day

To kick off Child Tax Credit day, I joined North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Richardson and Sarai, a North Carolina working mom of two who will benefit from the CTC.  The Child Tax Credit is a crucial lifeline for families. During the pandemic, it helped them pay rent, put food on the table, and pay for basic household items like diapers and formula. Going forward, it will improve the lives of families, especially single parents who struggle to support their families, essential care for their children.

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Child Tax Credit

The #ChildTaxCredit will give working and low-income families the support they need to get back to work, help boost our economy and build better lives for their families. Go to childtaxcredit.gov to learn more.

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Second Best Place to Live in the US

Great news—Raleigh and Durham metro area ranks second best place to live in the United States. With our vibrant restaurant scene, world class universities and booming job opportunities, Raleigh and Durham have so much to offer.

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness and 1 in 20 experience serious mental illness, with our minority populations often suffering significantly. This weekend, I joined the My Mental Health Matters Expo at Pullen Park to discuss the importance of our mental health. Mental health care is health care, and I am committed to using my position in Congress to continue supporting legislation that would expand access to mental health services for all Americans.

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Tropical Storm Elsa

As Tropical Storm Elsa continues to move through North Carolina, please stay safe and be prepared for possible power outages and flooding. My office will continue to monitor the situation. You should also continue to check your local news outlets for updates.

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Fort Bragg Bill

My bipartisan Fort Bragg Bill was signed into law! This commonsense legislation will revise North Carolina’s judicial district lines to place Fort Bragg — one of the largest military installations in the world — entirely within the Eastern District. This will ease the burden of traveling miles to Durham, Greensboro, or Winston Salem and instead let servicemembers resolve court matters nearby.

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