Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Rural America will serve an integral role in saving lives and in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
America’s farmers and the private sector have already partnered on their own to ramp up production of life-saving anti-viral medicines and therapeutics. A major investment in biomanufacturing must be part of our economic recovery strategy.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), joined by 19 Democratic U.S. Representatives, called for a national shelter-in-place order to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the United States of America. As the infection rate climbs and the strain on the American health care system worsens, the federal government cannot continue to slow-walk its response.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-San Jose) has penned a letter calling for President Donald Trump to issue a national shelter-in-place to slow the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, Trump is looking at the country reopening around Easter.
“Our current actions to stem the tide are not enough. The total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths have nearly doubled over the last 48 hours. At this rate, we will surpass one million confirmed cases and 13,000 deaths within the next ten days,” the letter (.pdf) states.
A growing number of states have implemented "shelter in place" orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic, ordering the closure of nonessential businesses and barring residents from making unnecessary trips. But some in Congress believe those closures should not just be ordered on a state-by-state basis, but on a federal level as well.
Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna of California and 19 of his colleagues sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday asking the president to issue a two-week shelter in place order for the entire country.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) commended the Administration’s support for a cash payments for working Americans, which the two Congressmen proposed last week. The current Ryan/Khanna plan, the Emergency Money for the People Act, would provide a monthly check for between $1,000 and $2,000 to every American who earned less than $130,000 last year.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) proposed legislation to establish an emergency Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would provide a check between $1,000 and $6,000 to every American who earned less than $65,000 last year. More than three-quarters of American workers would qualify for this tax relief. Americans most likely to be impacted by the public health crisis – including hourly workers, independent contractors, and gig workers – would get a much-needed emergency boost during this economic downturn.
Washington, DC – Today, Santa Clara County’s Representatives in Congress, Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Santa Clara County Board President Cindy Chavez and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to release vital information about the three employees at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) who have tested positive for COVID-19.