Hi, I'm a constituent calling for a couple of reasons today:
First, I want the Congressmember to demand that H.R. 6139, the COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Act, be included in the next COVID-19 response legislation, and to vote YES on the House floor. Our healthcare workers are putting themselves at risk because of equipment and protective gear shortages. It's wrong and it has to get fixed.
Second, as of today there are 2 members of Congress who have tested positive for Covid-19. That means there is a risk that in a week or two Congress will no longer be able to assemble a quorum on the floor. This would leave Trump with no oversight at all. Right now, while it still can, Congress must pass emergency legislation enabling them to meet in digital session, with reps participating from their own quarantine locations. Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Rick Crawford have introduced the Members Operating to Be Innovative and Link Everyone (MOBILE) Resolution. It would strengthen the ability of Members to virtually participate in committee hearings and allow them to vote remotely on suspension bills. Please ask the Congressmember to support it. Thanks.