Updates

238,000 North Carolinians have lost health insurance.

238,000 North Carolinians have lost their health insurance due to #COVID-related job losses. This is unacceptable for our state—we need leaders who will expand access to affordable health care. No one should have to choose between receiving quality care and putting food on the table, especially during a global pandemic.

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Support minority-owned businesses.

Congress needs to support our small businesses who have been impacted by #COVID19, especially our minority-owned who systematically face lending discrimination. A 41% decline in Black-owned businesses is devastating for our economy—we must do more.

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State of the City, County and Schools 2020 Forum & the HEROES Act

I attended the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City, County and Schools 2020 forum this morning to learn about Raleigh and Wake County’s approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic. The US House has passed a bill providing much-needed assistance to our schools and local governments through the HEROES Act. I urge the Senate to take up this important bill and help our communities.

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An attack on the basic healthcare needs of women

Today’s #SCOTUS decision is an attack on the basic healthcare needs of women in universities and the workplace. As an attorney, I fought for health insurance companies to cover contraceptives, and I’ll always work to protect every woman’s health care needs.

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55 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Today in 1965, Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law, providing essential health care to seniors and low-income communities. Millions of people today, here in North Carolina and across the country, rely on these critical programs to protect their health and well-being. I will fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid, and ensure people have access to quality health care.

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U.S. Veterans Administration

Today in 1930, the U.S. Veterans Administration was created to support and consolidate federal services to our veterans. Our veterans deserve to be seen and treated as the heroes they are, and I’ll continue to fight for them and fair funding for the VA in Congress.

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USPS: Snow, rain, sleet—and even a pandemic.

The @USPS is an indispensable part of our lives. They work through snow, rain, sleet – and even a pandemic. Voters are using them to vote safely with mail-in ballots. Thank you for the essential service you provide and for keeping our country running. #NationalPostalWorkerDay

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Legally issued work visas are NOT the reason for U.S. COVID-19 spread.

Let’s be clear: Legally issued work visas are NOT the reason for COVID-19 spread in the US; the problem sits squarely on the shoulders of the inadequate and, at times, harmful responses of the President. The last thing we need is to slow growth and hinder necessary workers. I’ll fight for common-sense solutions in Washington, DC—on everything from immigration reform to health care and our economy. I look forward to joining @steverao2010 this weekend to discuss how to move our immigration system forward fairly for our economy and our communities.

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