Representative Malinowski Shares August District Work Period Update

September 11, 2020
Press Release

(Somerville, NJ) Throughout the August District Work Period, Representative Malinowski and his staff have been working to serve constituents across New Jersey’s 7th District. Since August, Rep. Malinowski has hosted 5 virtual town halls and webinars, held dozens of meetings with constituents during virtual office hours, and travelled back to Washington to vote on emergency legislation to save the United States Post Office.

Since the start of the global health crisis in March, Rep. Malinowski’s office has opened over 3,300 casework requests from constituents and resolved over 2,150. Many of these cases come from constituents seeking help securing unemployment benefits, small business resources, and economic impact payments. Throughout the month of August, Rep. Malinowski hosted virtual office hours with constituents to discuss individual challenges regarding their unemployment claims. He plans to continue working with constituents in this way to help resolve issues with federal agencies. 

The most effective way to reach out to the office regarding federal casework, is by filling out the online casework form, located here. Please provide contact information and a detailed explanation of your case when reaching out. While we cannot guarantee you a favorable outcome, we will do our best to reach back out and help you receive a fair and timely response to your problem.

Following the release of data from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in July, Rep. Malinowski announced nearly 15,000 small businesses and non-profits in New Jersey’s 7th district have received PPP loans, totaling more than $1 billion, and supporting over 135,000 jobs. For more information on PPP loans in the 7th District click here. In August, Representative Malinowski hosted a Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar for small business owners in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District who have previously received a loan through PPP. Rep. Malinowski was joined by Al Titone, the New Jersey District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration. You can watch a full recording of the webinar here

Though our offices in Somerville and in Washington, DC are operating remotely, Rep. Malinowski and staff have continued to connect with constituents one-on-one in a variety of ways. Over 450 individual meetings with constituents have been held over conference call and Zoom since remote working began. To request a meeting with the Congressman or a staff member click here.  

The office has been offering regular virtual events including the county by county Congress in Your Kitchen series to provide opportunities for constituents to ask Rep. Malinowski questions and share their concerns. The Congressman has hosted 22 Congress in Your Kitchen events and plans to continue to engage virtually with constituents in this way. To stay up to date on Rep. Malinowski’s upcoming virtual events, click here.  Rep. Malinowski’s office frequently provides constituents with updates from Congress through our e-newsletter. Click here to receive the latest information directly to your inbox.

During the District Work Period, Congress was called back into session to vote on the Delivering for America Act, legislation that saves the United States Postal Service (USPS) and protects the integrity of the upcoming November election. During this time Rep. Malinowski also introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation: H.R. 8108, the VA Serious Mental Illness Act, a bill to support the mental and psychological health of our nation’s veterans; and H. Res. 1094, a resolution condemning QAnon and the conspiracy theories it promotes. 

“Throughout the August District Work Period I have been able to connect one-on-one with constituents to answer questions and address their concerns,” said Rep. Malinowski. “I will continue fighting in Congress to ensure that my constituents are getting the resources they need from the federal government.“