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  • Stay Prepared and Informed with ShakeAlert
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Dear friend, This week, Washington state launched ShakeAlert, an early warning system that will help our communities in the event of an earthquake. The alert system will send real-time information straight to your phone about the magnitude and location of an earthquake, so you have time to prepare and take protective actions. Most phones already have Wireless Emergency Alerts or “Emergency Alerts” set up. You can check that these alerts are turned on in your phone’s settings—otherwise, there’s n... Read more

  • 100 days down—what's next?
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 1, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, Many Americans tuned in this week to watch President Biden’s speech to Congress. The event gave us a chance to take stock of what the new administration has accomplished in its first 100 days and all we still need to do. Here are some highlights: Providing small businesses and families with the support they need to get through this crisis by passing the American Rescue Plan. The law expanded the Child Tax Credit to provide families with up to $300 per child per month, established ne... Read more

  • Have you received your stimulus check?
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, 80 percent of Washington adults are expected to receive a stimulus check from the American Rescue Plan, and the IRS has already begun depositing money directly into bank accounts. In most cases, these payments are automatic, and you don’t need to do anything to receive them. If you have not received a payment, you can check the status of your stimulus using the Get My Payment tool from the IRS below: Get My Payment Help is here, and I want to get these resources to you as quickly as... Read more

  • ICYMI: New Vaccine Updates
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, This week, two important updates to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in Washington state were announced. Here’s what you need to know: You are no longer required to verify your eligibility through Phase Finder, the state’s online vaccine eligibility tool. Instead, you only need to check that you meet eligibility requirements set by the state before visiting the Vaccine Locator tool below to find an appointment: Vaccine Locator Earlier this week, I had a chance to visit the Kin... Read more

  • Enough is Enough
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, The shootings in Atlanta and Boulder that killed 18 Americans less than a week apart are truly horrific but sadly too common. Too many lives have been taken from us by gun violence and the next mass shooting could happen anywhere. Gun violence is a public health crisis in this country. Lawmakers have a responsibility to protect the communities they serve. Earlier this month, the House passed two commonsense gun control bills, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8) and the Enh... Read more

  • Do You Have Questions About the American Rescue Plan?
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, The American Rescue Plan is getting immediate relief out to our communities. Already, over 90 million stimulus checks were deposited in bank accounts, vaccine distribution is ramping up, and much-needed resources are becoming available to workers and families across the country. There is still much more to do, and I want to make sure that you have all the information you need to access benefits that can support you and your family through the pandemic. My office recently updated a s... Read more

  • Protecting Your Personal Data
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Dear friend, In our digital world, we all want to know that our personal data is safe and secure. Yet, a stunning 70 percent of Americans believe that their personal data is less secure now than it was five years ago. While states like California and Virginia are adopting more rigorous privacy standards, these laws become increasingly confusing as you cross state boundaries. Sensitive health, location, and financial data, protected in one state, may not be protected in another. We need one unifo... Read more

  • Progress Towards a More Just Society
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, This week, the U.S. House of Representatives took two critical steps with my support to ensure that our society serves and protects every American. First, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, legislation that will reimagine policing to protect everyone in our community. The bill bans chokeholds, increases accountability and transparency, and serves as a key first step in ending police brutality. We have lost too many lives—overwhelmingly, Black men—to police br... Read more

  • A Sobering Milestone and Relief on the Horizon
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear friend, This weekend marks a year since the first known COVID-19 death in the U.S. was announced in our community. My heart breaks when I reflect on all that we have lost this year—over 500,000 lives with families, stories, and potential. We cannot go back in time, but we can act urgently to save lives and support Americans who are struggling during this economic and public health crisis. The first step is successfully passing the American Rescue Plan, which is estimated to speed up our nat... Read more

  • A Long-term Solution to Childhood Poverty
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear friend, Last week, House Democrats finished marking up President Biden’s COVID-19 relief proposal, the American Rescue Plan, preparing it for a floor vote in our chamber next week and for final passage in Congress in March. The package creates a coordinated national strategy to defeat the virus and provides much-needed relief to American families and our economy during this difficult time. Included in this bill is a one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit, a measure I am championing to p... Read more