September 04, 2021

Weekly Wrap Up

(September 4)

This week, Rep. Lou Correa was back home in Orange County, attending events highlighting and honoring the work of constituents and organizations in the district.
On Monday, Congressman Correa had the honor to recognize WWII Marine Veteran Tommie Burns with a Congressional Record for his courageous service and thanked him for his bravery and sacrifice. The Congressman also attended the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Children that celebrated and recognized the CHOC that works continuously to improve the lives of children in Orange County and all across Southern California.  

Additionally, Congressman Correa reintroduced the White House Accountability for Language Diversity Act legislation that would require the White House and Federal agencies to provide translated resources in languages such as Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese and French. This will provide Americans from all backgrounds to ensure they have access to information in their preferred language.

The Weekly Rundown

This week, Congressman Correa continued work with his House colleagues to support and help Afghan allies and refugees. Congressman Correa led his colleagues in writing to Secretary of State Blinken to urge the Administration to resettle more than 5,000 refugees, including children and orphans, who have been evacuated from Afghanistan and are now in a host nation in the Middle East. The congressman also urged Secretary Blinken to quickly arrange for the relocation of Afghan Air Force pilots who fled to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan with their families.

On Tuesday, Congressman Correa cosponsored Rep. McClain’s bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan on August 26th.

As Congress continues to work toward language for reconciliation legislation, Congressman Correa joined his colleagues in calling for House and Senate leadership to include a $100 billion investment in child nutrition, including universal school meals programs and kitchen infrastructure provisions, as well as urging for the inclusion of H.J.Res.17 to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Rep. Lou Correa also cosigned Rep. Sires’ letter to Senate Leader Schumer and House Speaker Pelosi to request an additional $6 billion in funding for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) program in the upcoming budget reconciliation package. This program provides critical support for the private motorcoach, school bus, and passenger vehicle industries, which are essential to communities across America but have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressman Correa continues to work to expand access to healthcare services for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic by cosponsoring Rep. Carter’s H.R. 1332, the Telehealth Modernization Act, which would extend certain flexibilities to telehealth services under Medicare initially authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes increase access to quality and life-saving services.

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Next week Congressman Correa will be in Orange County in a District Work Week. Stay connected as Rep. Lou Correa meets with local laborers to discuss infrastructure in the district and will also be visiting New York with the Homeland Security Committee to start markups for the budget reconciliation.