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(Somerville, NJ) This week, Representative Tom Malinowski toured COVID-19 vaccination sites serving residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District to learn more about the early challenges and successes of vaccine distribution in the state. On Tuesday he visited the Hunterdon County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Raritan Township, and then joined Governor Phil Murphy at the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack-Gladstone. On Thursday he visited the Union County Vaccine Site at Kean University.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that allows Congress to get critical relief to the American people as quickly as possible, under a procedure known as budget reconciliation. Reconciliation would allow President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to pass the Senate with a simple majority, rather than the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. Representative Malinowski voted in favor of the legislation.
(Somerville, NJ) Representative Malinowski met with leaders of New Jersey’s healthcare worker unions to stay updated on the conditions on the ground in hospitals and community health centers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants included representatives from the New Jersey Nurses Union, the Jersey Nurses Economic Security Organization, and the New Jersey American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
(Somerville, NJ) This week, Representative Tom Malinowski hosted a virtual information session to provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccination distribution process in New Jersey. Rep. Malinowski was joined by Dr. David Adinaro, NJ DOH Deputy Commissioner for Public Health and Dr. Geralyn Prosswimmer, Chief Medical Officer at Hunterdon Healthcare Partners. The panel took questions from constituents related to vaccine distribution, eligibility, and safety.
(Somerville, NJ) Today, Representative Malinowski shared a recap of his accomplishments from his first term in Congress. Since Rep. Malinowski was first sworn into the House of Representatives in January 2019, he and his staff have been committed to serving the constituents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
(Washington, DC) This week, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act to better protect seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The bill amends the 2017 Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act to enhance efforts to prevent the abuse and exploitation of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Representative Malinowski is a cosponsor of this bill.
(Washington, DC) This week, the House passed S. 785, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which includes key provisions of a bill led by Representative Tom Malinowski that supports the mental and psychological health of our nation’s hundreds of thousands of veterans that have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness (SMI).
(Washington, DC) Today, Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an independent, non-partisan commission, closely modeled after the 9/11 Commission that investigated the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, to assess the nation’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 and provide recommendations to improve our country’s readiness for future epidemics and pandemics.
(Washington, DC) This week, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Strengthening America's Strategic National Stockpile Act. This legislation would strengthen and grow our country’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), the United States' national repository of critical medical supplies, to better combat future health crises.
(Washington, DC) Today, Representative Tom Malinowski presented a statement in support of his bill, H.R.8108, the VA Serious Mental Illness Act, to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs during a legislative hearing. This important legislation will better support the mental and psychological health of our nation’s veterans. Find his statement below.