Politico: House Democrats urge Biden to extend eviction ban

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A group of 44 House Democrats on Tuesday pressed President Joe Biden to extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide ban on evictions before it expires at the end of the month. The lawmakers — led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) — said in a letter to Biden and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky that without further action "millions...

Spectrum: Local leaders remind Angeleno families about child tax credit

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Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, called the program a "truly transformative policy achievement within the American Rescue Plan," joining Beutner Monday morning at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA. "The past year was hard on all of us, but especially so for children and their working-class families," the congressman said. "While we're hopeful we've moved past the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, m...

The Hill: Cutting critical family support won't solve the labor crisis

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Last week, members of Congress reintroduced two measures: the Allowing Steady Savings by Eliminating Tests (ASSET) Act and the CSA Opportunity Act. Simply stated, the ASSET Act, sponsored by Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), Kim Schrier (D-Wash.), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) and Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), would eliminate or substantially raise asset limits for certain assista...

Syracuse.com: 4th stimulus check: Biden may now get on board, but when will more relief come?

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While acknowledging the success of the American Rescue Plan, Congressman Jimmy Gomez also said it wasn’t enough relief for Americans in a letter to the White House. “The success of the American Rescue Plan, combined with direct financial assistance in the CARES Act and prior federal legislation, is evident in communities nationwide,” said Gomez in the letter. “But we can’t pretend that a $1,400 ch...

Sierra Club: Why We Need Public Transit to Public Lands

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A bill working its way through Congress could help jumpstart the process of dismantling these barriers and bring the benefits of nature to those who have been denied them for so long. The Transit to Trails Act, sponsored by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), would direct millions of dollars to support expanding transit links between our public lands and green spaces ...

Prosperity Now: Ending an Impossible Choice – Receiving Public Assistance for Today or Saving Money for Tomorrow

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This year, members of Congress have reintroduced two bills that would eliminate these barriers. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) has reintroduced the CSA Opportunity Act which would allow families to save for their children’s futures without fear of losing access to public assistance. Additionally, Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34), Kim Schrier (D-WA-8)...

KCRW: LA and SoCal have lots to gain from Biden’s infrastructure spending plan

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“This is actually money that's being kept in the community that's been spent in the community and it's providing jobs,” said Democratic Congressmember Jimmy Gomez of LA, while touring the $588 million Sixth Street Viaduct construction project between downtown LA and Boyle Heights. This bridge revitalization project, he says, are the types of things his constituents can expect more of with the pass...

KABC: Boyle Heights Memorial Day ceremony honors WWII vet after remains discovered nearly 80 years later

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Private Cruz was among the many men and women who were honored at the ceremony. U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez's office presented Private Cruz's family with a recognition certificate and a flag flown over the capitol. "We are so grateful to the marines, archeologists and to everyone who worked so hard to make it possible for him to come home," said Milca Wagner, Cruz's niece. "Thank God for closu...

Washington Post: McCarthy, other congressional leaders condemn Greene for comparing coronavirus masking policies to the Holocaust

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Besides Schneider’s censure push, House Democrats could pursue even more aggressive measures. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) filed an expulsion resolution in March and has threatened to force a House vote on it. It would be unlikely to pass without the backing of Republican leaders, however, because it requires a two-thirds majority to pass, while Schneider’s censure resolution could pass with a simp...

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