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April 23, 2020
Statement “We are grateful that Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – its fourth coronavirus response bill. It will provide urgently needed funds for hospitals and small businesses, and to support the COVID-19 testing we need across the nation. We thank Speaker Pelosi and all the House leaders who transformed it from a Republican scheme that did nothing for hospitals or for the small businesses that are most at-risk to the legislation it is today.
April 21, 2020
Statement “America’s moms are dismayed and horrified by reports that President Trump is about to issue an executive order suspending all immigration to the United States. This is another attempt by the President to distract us from his complete and utter failure to protect us as the country grapples with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.  We need more tests, not more blame and failed leadership.
April 8, 2020
Statement “The ways our lawmakers have excluded immigrant families from health care and other essential services during the Trump administration has been both cruel and counterproductive. It is more evident than ever during this pandemic that families, communities, and our country are stronger and safer when every person, including all those in vulnerable communities, have access to health coverage and care. That is why America’s moms commend U.S. Senators Mazie K.
April 1, 2020
Statement “The circumstances are devastating and the program far, far from adequate but, nonetheless, this is a landmark day in the United States – today marks the first ever in which we have limited, nationwide paid sick days and paid leave in place for working families.
March 31, 2020
Statement “As the COVID-19 crisis shines a light on our nation’s unconscionable wealth gap, Equal Pay Day serves as a painful annual reminder of one of root causes of this inequality. In the United States today, women across all races and ethnicities are paid just 82 cents on average for every dollar paid to men. Many racial and ethnic groups face even more punitive gaps. For example, Black women are paid just 62 cents, Native American women 57 cents, and Latinas 52 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men.
March 27, 2020
Statement “The CARES Act will provide urgently needed support to moms and working families, small businesses, and to our health care system including the skilled, heroic frontline workers who are caring for those who have been stricken by COVID-19. Despite its flaws, America’s moms commend Congress for passing it -- while at the same time urging members to immediately begin work on another rescue package that supplements and fixes it by targeting aid to all those in need.
March 24, 2020
Statement “We commend Democratic leaders in both the U.S. Senate and the House for fighting so hard for working families and urge them to continue doing so as Congress finalizes its third coronavirus relief package. This bill will provide unprecedented resources to get us through this unprecedented emergency, and it absolutely must direct those resources to working families – not to a slush fund that will benefit wealthy corporations, without oversight or transparency.
March 23, 2020
Statement “In emergencies like this, it is especially important that the solutions we craft and the resources we allocate are targeted to those in greatest need. Every family that needs it, including families with mixed immigration status, must be able to access testing and treatment so they can combat the coronavirus. Even the President said he agrees on that. 
March 14, 2020
Statement “The U.S. House of Representatives took a vitally important step to stabilize the country, support and protect moms, and help families at particular risk by passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act last night. America’s moms are enormously grateful that the House stayed in session through the wee hours of the night to get this done, and demand that the U.S. Senate now immediately pass this smart, bipartisan legislation that will make a huge difference for tens of millions of families.
March 11, 2020
Statement “Moms are scared. Families are hurting. And tonight we were angered as we watched President Trump utterly fail to adequately address the coronavirus pandemic. We may never have needed our government to step up with meaningful solutions more than we do now. But President Trump didn’t do that tonight.