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On May 22, Congressmen Andy Levin and John Moolenaar sent a letter to Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia signed by a bipartisan coalition of Michigan U.S. House and Senate members detailing the need for swift approval of the State of Michigan’s application for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG). Last week, The U.S. Department of Labor announced four Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) totaling $23,823,000 to help address the workforce-related impacts of the public health emergency related to COVID-19, including for Michigan.
Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice-chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, became an original cosponsor of the Child Care is Essential Act and released the following statement: “I’ve heard from childcare centers and superintendents with early childhood programs across Macomb and Oakland County who are struggling, both in terms of facilities shuttered and those remaining open for essential workers. All are facing tremendous costs, whether to remain open safely or to reopen, and all are suffering declines in revenue and enrollment.
Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09), vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today pressed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Loren Sweatt during a virtual hearing on the agency’s refusal to proactively protect workers from COVID-19.
House Democrats today introduced the Heroes Act, the fourth COVID-19 relief legislative package and a comprehensive response to the challenges Americans face due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today joined Congresswoman Gwen Moore in leading a letter signed by 95 House Members to the USDA urging the agency to wave certain restrictions on the use of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) funds during the COVID-19 crisis.
Congressman Andy Levin, vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today announced that health providers in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Macomb and Oakland Counties, will receive $138,670,003.92 in COVID-19 relief funding. The money comes from the Health Provider Relief Fund, which was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), that Congressman Levin voted to pass last month.
Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI), vice chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of House members for a hearing-style discussion on the funding needs of local governments. Because the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, limited localities able to receive direct support at those with populations of over 500,000, many smaller localities are buckling under the immense costs of the COVID-19 response.
Congressman Andy Levin and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced that Macomb County Community Mental Health has been selected as a Certified Community Behavior Health Clinic and is receiving $3,414,999 in new federal funding. The new money is a result of the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act authored by Senator Stabenow.
Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Don Young (R-AK) today sent a bipartisan letter signed by more than 100 House members urging House leadership to include stabilization funding for America’s libraries in future COVID-19 legislation. Specifically, the letter asks for at least $2 billion in dedicated fiscal stabilization funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the next COVID-19 response bill.
Congressman Andy Levin today released the following statement after Beaumont Health, which operates a hospital in Michigan’s 9th District, announced that it would temporarily lay off 2,475 employees and eliminate 450 positions due to financial strain caused by the COVID-19 crisis: