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The JUSTICE Act

June 20, 2020
e-Newsletter Archive

The JUSTICE Act

police reform legislation

This week, I signed on as an original co-sponsor to police reform legislation called the JUSTICE Act, which was introduced by Congressman Pete Stauber and Senator Tim Scott. This bill provides meaningful solutions to improve officer training and enhance accountability and transparency measures within police departments. It is time for Congress to come together to address these issues and help rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Click here to learn more about the JUSTICE Act.

Expanding Broadband Access

broadband hearing

Lack of broadband access is a challenge for many of our rural communities, especially at a time when connectivity is so critical. At an Education and Labor Committee hearing, I discussed the importance of closing the digital divide to better facilitate distance learning opportunities. Click here to watch my questions.

Calling for Paul Whelan’s Release

For 17 months, Paul Whelan has been unjustly detained by the Russian government, and my colleagues and I in the Michigan delegation have been calling for his release. This week, the Russian government harshly sentenced Paul Whelan despite no credible evidence and denying him basic rights. This injustice has gone on long enough. We remain steadfast in our commitment to working with the Whelan family to end this nightmare.

Paycheck Protection Program Update

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) continues to provide critical relief for workers and small businesses, approving more than 4.4 million small business loans across the country. In Michigan, 115,043 loans worth more than $15.7 billion have been approved to help keep people employed as we reopen our economy. For small businesses who received a PPP loan, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released an updated loan forgiveness application, which you can access by clicking here.

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