Today's News for the Week Prior and Up to March 25, 2022
Rep. Maloney Celebrates the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
Source: U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY, 12th)
March 23, 2022
Today, twelve years since President Obama and the Democratic Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) highlighted how this life-saving legislation has expanded access to quality, affordable health insurance in New York and across the country.
SENATORS MARKEY AND WARREN LEAD COLLEAGUES IN URGING PRESIDENT BIDEN TO DEPLOY CLEAN ENERGY AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES IN RESPONSE TO PUTIN’S ENERGY MARKET DISRUPTION
Source: Senator Edward J.Markey (D-MA)
March 23, 2022
“In tandem with banning Russian fossil fuel imports, your administration could deploy existing authorities, including the DPA and military sales, to accelerate the production and deployment of electric appliances to help reduce U.S. and European demand for Russian energy,” wrote the Senators in their letter to Biden. “With guaranteed federal contracts and other financial incentives, U.S. manufacturers will have the support they need to ramp up their production of electric heat pumps and key components—creating thousands of jobs, boosting local economies, saving money for consumers, reducing unhealthy emissions, and destroying President Putin’s oil and gas-based business model.”
Malliotakis: Adams' Mandate Double Standard is a Snub to Working Class
Source: U.S. Representative Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY, 11th)
March 24, 2022
"From the very beginning of this pandemic, what has bothered New Yorkers the most is how arbitrary mandates and restrictions have been implemented with double standards in the name of "following science." I agree with Mayor Adams' decision to lift the vaccine mandate for our athletes and performers, however, the same standard should be applied to our cops, firefighters, teachers, sanitation workers, and other private-sector employees. Mayor Adams should immediately rehire the city workers who were fired and lift the vaccine mandate on all public and private-sector employers that has led to people losing their livelihoods at a time when we have a labor shortage."
Maloney Re-Introduces Legislation to Protect Students Studying Abroad
Source: U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY, 18th)
March 24, 2022
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) re-introduced legislation to give students and parents more information about the safety of study abroad programs. Rep. Maloney drafted and introduced these bills in 2016 and 2017 with the support of Ros Thackurdeen, a resident of Newburgh whose son died while studying abroad. The Ravi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act and American Students Abroad Act would update reporting requirements for colleges and universities to help families make better-informed decisions about where their students study abroad.
Manning Celebrates Twelve Years of the Affordable Care Act, Fights to Lower Health Care Costs
Source: U.S. Representative Kathy E. Manning (D-NC, 6th)
March 24, 2022
“Today, I’m celebrating the twelfth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 670,000 North Carolinians have access to health care, dependents can stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26, and people with pre-existing conditions are protected from coverage discrimination,” said Congresswoman Manning. “I’ve worked to build on this progress by introducing and co-sponsoring legislation to close the Medicaid coverage gap, decrease racial and economic disparities in health care, and lower the cost of prescription drugs."
Sen. Marshall to Vote Against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for SCOTUS
Source: Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS)
March 25, 2022
“After sitting in on some of Judge Jackson’s hearing and conducting a thorough and thoughtful review of her qualifications and judicial record, I cannot support her confirmation. As the son of a police chief, I am very troubled by Judge Jackson’s record of being soft on crime, one that has followed her through each stage of her legal career. As a practicing attorney, she worked to release dangerous prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. As a District Judge, she worked to wipe out President Trump’s expedited removal of illegal immigrants at our southern border and issued multiple lenient sentences for people convicted of possessing child pornography. That alone would be enough to oppose her confirmation but she has also demonstrated a tendency for legislating from behind the bench and an affinity to growing government. Not to mention, she lacks the serious experience needed to serve a lifelong term at our nation’s highest court. All that being said, I believe she will rubberstamp Biden’s far-left agenda instead of protecting the Constitution and our Kansas values. There is no way I can in good faith support her to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Senator Marshall.