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April 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) unveiled the Automatic BOOST to Communities (ABC) Act, legislation to immediately provide a $2,000 payment using BOOST debit cards to every person in America as critical relief during the COVID-19 crisis, followed by $1,000 recurring monthly payments for one year after the end of the crisi

April 15, 2020 Press Release

SPRINGFIELD, MA – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the Department of Treasury announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will automatically receive the economic impact payments authorized by the CARES Act and will not have to file a simplified tax return to access those funds:


April 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments directly to their bank accounts through direct deposit, Direct Express debit card, or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their SSI benefits.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

DETROIT, MI—Today, Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced the Emergency Water is a Human Right Act, which would prohibit water shutoffs and ensure water affordability protections for low-income households during the COVID-19 national emergency.

April 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), and U.S.

April 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [04/09/20] – Today Congresswomen Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) led 75 of their colleagues in calling for increased federal funding to help low-income families pay for heating, cooling, and water bills during the coronavirus pandemic.   

April 8, 2020 Press Release

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and U.S. Senator Gary Peters led the Michigan Congressional Delegation in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive cost-sharing requirements for local communities that rely on federal grant programs to keep their communities safe and secure.

April 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) pressed House Leadership to include resources to protect residents facing high water bills and water shutoff as Congress considers a fourth response package to the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


April 2, 2020 Press Release

DETROIT—Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske calling on the agency to safeguard the health and wellbeing of TSA employees at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) during the COVID—19 crisis, as well as answer a series of questions about its respo

April 1, 2020 Press Release

DETROIT – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) hosted a telephone town hall to update the residents of the 13th Congressional District on actions being taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Rep. Tlaib was joined by Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Crystal Hepburn, a nurse and public health expert with the Detroit Health Department.


In The News

September 16, 2019 In The News

Detroit — Emma Lockridge often slips on a surgical mask at bedtime. She then piles pillows over her head and a blanket, hoping she'll get enough sleep.

September 14, 2019 In The News

Four Freshman Congresswomen, nicknamed “The Squad,” got candid about politics, President Donald Trump and even personal likes and dislikes during an NAACP town hall that drew a crowd of onlookers and fans. 

September 8, 2019 In The News

People work hard for decades, making tough sacrifices for their jobs, compromising on family or leisure time – all for the promise that when they retire, the pension they earned will be there to provide for a comfortable life.

September 3, 2019 In The News

Excitement filled the air, as students returned to school recently.

September 3, 2019 In The News

A diverse group of attendees, politicians and non-profit leaders joined U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D –12th District) on Aug. 29 to “Take on Hate” at a rally on the campus of the University of Michigan–Dearborn.

August 29, 2019 In The News

DETROIT, MI -- Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said President Donald Trump is inciting white supremacist violence by claiming she hates America.

August 24, 2019 In The News

In her first in-depth interview since her Israel visit was cancelled, the congresswoman says Trump was attacking women of color for a reason