Under Trump, the federal workforce wasn't just left to stagnate: it was undermined. Bargaining rights were taken away. Unions were weakened. The minimum wage never rose.
@POTUS' executive order today was a necessary and meaningful first step towards righting those wrongs. https://t.co/DRX4YUhvE4
President Biden is expected to sign an executive order Friday focused on raising the minimum wage to $15 for the federal workforce and another executive order on expanding assistance for Americans in need.
Our economy has been devastated by COVID19. The people suffering the most are those with the least.
Americans are going hungry. @POTUS increasing SNAP benefits will put food on the tables of hungry kids and working families. It's the right thing to do & I'm proud to support it. https://t.co/5tiHjHmUPD
For 48 years, Roe v Wade has guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion. But that right has been constantly under attack by the GOP. We cannot be complacent and we cannot be quiet: we must continue to fight for the right of everyone to control their own lives and bodies.
The tourist helicopters that buzz over NYC aren't just a source of pollution: they crash regularly and put NYers' lives at risk. Yesterday, I introduced the Safe and Quiet Skies Act to regulate commercial air tours & end dangerous joy rides over our city.
It's unacceptable that essential workers putting food on our tables can't feed their own kids. And, now, to add insult to injury, Hunts Point produce workers are being harassed by police in riot gear while exercising their legal right to strike. @USDOL & @NLRB must investigate. https://t.co/e1yB8r6nTA
Representative @AOC and I co-led a letter from the NYC Congressional Delegation, demanding federal intervention. The essential workers of the Hunts Point Market--which makes up 60% of NYC's produce supply--have suffered too much for too long. https://t.co/SPNgO1FgAZ
NYers don't eat without the essential workers at Hunts Point Produce Market. Despite freezing weather, NYPD crackdowns, & COVID19, they've kept up their strike for better pay. These workers need our solidarity & support, so I joined my colleagues in urging @USDOL & @NLRB to help. https://t.co/QsgjRKFTCf
Today, after months of Trump's inaction, @POTUS finally used the full power of the federal government to expand our supply chain and utilize every resource to tackle this virus.
Finally: science-based, bold leadership in the White House. https://t.co/9KAnLeuP3x
BREAKING: Pres. Biden signs executive actions on coronavirus response, including invoking Defense Production Act "to direct all federal agencies and private industry to accelerate the making of everything that's needed to protect, test, vaccinate, and take care of our people." https://t.co/jPCZanLoHq
No one should face discrimination for being themselves or for loving who they love. It's really that simple.
I'm grateful to @POTUS for affirming that truth and for ensuring there's no place for discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation under the law. https://t.co/mjqRP96xlW
President Biden just issued an executive order protecting Americans against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity — a turning point in our fight for equality under the law. https://t.co/fSuxT8dF8w
Where the Trump Admin failed, the Biden Admin has already acted decisively. I'm pleased that today, @POTUS announced two Executive Orders to boost testing and make sure our travel infrastructure is safe so people can return to work and school. This is how we beat COVID19.
Since the beginning of this pandemic, we've known that any hope of stopping the spread would depend on testing and ensuring the safety of travel, especially on mass transit.
The last administration failed spectacularly on both these fronts. https://t.co/1disD6EH84
President Biden unveils Covid-19 strategy, beginning with a national vaccination campaign and requiring masks in places such as airports and planes, and mandating international travelers show proof of a negative test before coming to the US https://t.co/1J8uTxfTGl
Although final design is still in the future, this proposal is a major step forward and responds to many of the neighborhood’s needs. I’m grateful to the @PANYNJ for listening to stakeholders like the Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition and @ManhattanBoard4.
The @PANYNJ has put forth a major new vision for the @PABusTerminal—one that gets intercity buses off our streets, creates new park space, modernizes the terminal, improves the ground level street experience, and builds new housing.
As we work to combat systemic racism in our society, the best place to start is by looking inwards. @POTUS' executive order prioritizing a more racially equitable federal gov't does just that.
Our government should reflect—and work for—a diverse America.
The Trump Admin's efforts to exclude noncitizens from the census was both illegal and rooted in hate. I'm proud to see that @POTUS is acting decisively to reverse that decision and ensure that federal resources can be fairly and accurately distributed over the decade to come. https://t.co/fVG9Pb9Hof
A ban on evictions and foreclosures isn't enough on its own, however, which is why I'm glad that @POTUS has also supported directly providing Americans with billions in rental assistance. This will help working Americans most in need.
America's working families have been hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19 on our economy. I fully support @POTUS' extension of the ban on evictions and foreclosures which will provide meaningful assistance to the many struggling to endure this period of hardship. https://t.co/Lky1ajwAoy
I'm so glad that under @POTUS' leadership, the US has rejoined the Paris Agreement. It's long overdue. But it must be only the beginning of sustained action: to defeat the existential threat of climate change, we must lead and we must lead boldly.
We must pass the #GreenNewDeal. https://t.co/lE8pzFiseB
Despite the Trump Administration's relentless attacks against DACA, Dreamers are here to stay. I look forward to working with @POTUS to pass the Dream Act and to declaring, loudly and without reservation, that home is here. https://t.co/izHtpeiwTo
President-elect Joe Biden will kick off his term by rolling out a series of immigration executive actions, moving swiftly to undo many Trump administration policies.
Here are the actions Biden plans to take on Day One: https://t.co/T1isjn8CtZ