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WASHINGTON – Congressman Kweisi Mfume of Maryland (MD-07) released the following statement(s) after voting to pass H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 today.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Kweisi Mfume of Maryland released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives worked through the early morning hours to pass the American Rescue Plan Act.
From the day I first returned to Congress, I have fought tirelessly to deliver urgently needed COVID relief to Maryland’s 7th Congressional District.
I am proud to say that I, along with my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, took a major step towards addressing - and finally ending - this health and economic crisis last night.
All Marylanders deserve to make a living wage. Today we’re one step closer to making that a reality. This week I joined my Democratic colleagues in introducing the Raise The Wage Act of 2021, which will gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.
The last time our families saw an increase in the federal minimum wage was more than a decade ago, in 2009, which is the longest stretch in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON -- Today, I joined members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to put more money in Americans’ pockets by increasing the COVID-relief stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 in the CASH Act.
After months of posturing and unhelpful antics from Senate Republicans and the White House, the president finally accepted Congress’ bipartisan deal to deliver long-overdue aid to individuals and businesses and to keep the government open.
Congressman Mfume joins C4 and Bryan Nehman on WBAL 1090/FM 101.5 to provide updates on COVID-relief, the Henrietta Lacks bill and much more.
Congressman Mfume talks COVID-19 stimulus relief, on the Larry Young Show on WOLB 1010 radio.