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CSPI Letter to Congress re: Forthcoming Supplemental COVID-19 Relief Legislation

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This letter to members of Congress from CSPI policy director Laura MacCleery and deputy director of legislative affairs Colin Schwartz lays out our recommendations for future legislation addressing the coronavirus pandemic. In brief, CSPI asks that Congress include expansions in theseessential areas in the next coronavirus response package, in addition to other needed public supports (including direct income payments, tax credits, unemployment insurance, Medicaid funding increases, housing assistance, and disability protections): 

  1. Better supports for nutrition assistance to combat hunger caused by disruptions to work and school;
  2. Necessary worker safety protection measures; and
  3. Paid sick time and paid family and medical leave for all workers