Too many Philadelphia schools have had dangerous problems like asbestos, lead or mold, and hazards like those are a concern in many schools across the country.
I invite you to join me on Facebook Live this Friday, June 19 from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for an Inspirational Juneteenth Observance!
On Friday, I voted for the Heroes Act, a sweeping Covid-19 relief bill. It passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote.
I believe we need an urgent federal response that is equal to the crisis we face. Unemployment and food-bank lines have reached levels not seen since the Great Depression.
As we all work to cope with the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, I’m pleased to share some good news: $30 million in federal funding is coming to Philadelphia to revitalize the Sharswood-Blumberg neighborhood, a goal I have long pursued.
As the Covid-19 outbreak continues, many Americans have become interested in voting by mail. Fortunately, Pennsylvania recently changed its laws to allow much wider use of mail-in voting.
My office has received many questions about relief that Congress has passed for individuals, families and small businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. For most people, the economic impact payments (sometimes called “stimulus checks”) for individuals and families are expected to arrive starting this week, by direct deposit rather than a paper check in the mail.
I’m happy to have some good news to share. Many of you have asked about loans to help the small businesses that are hurting due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The U.S. Small Business Administration has made low-interest loans available to small businesses and eligible nonprofits in Pennsylvania.
As communities across the country respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am announcing temporary changes to the operating procedures for my offices in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to ensure the safety of my staff and the public.
I am reaching out to ensure you have the best available information to protect and care for yourself and your loved ones as we learn more about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the coronavirus to be a serious public health threat.