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TUCSON— Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva announced that the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program will begin accepting applications beginning today, April 8th. The additional funding for the program was secured under the recently passed American Rescue Plan. Local venue operators can get more information on eligibility requirements and apply for the program here.
Washington, D.C. – Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today praised Sec. Deb Haaland’s newly announced Missing & Murdered Unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, which will coordinate federal resources to investigate the long overlooked and widespread cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, at the start of National Farmworkers Week (March 25-31) Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva joined U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representatives Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Alma Adams (D-NC) and announced legislation to ensure the safety and health of workers who are exposed to dangerous heat conditions in the workplace.
TUCSON— This morning, Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego, Tom O’Halleran, and Greg Stanton sent a letter to Arizona Governor Ducey urging him to reconsider his decision to turn down Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) offer to set up and run a vaccine point of distribution (POD) in Pima County, which would potentially vaccinate more than 200,000 Southern Arizonans.
TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement in response to the announcement of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ten-year plan for the Postal Service:
TUCSON— Recently, the State of Arizona rejected FEMA’s efforts to set up mass vaccination sites in Pima County. The vaccination sites could bring up to an additional 300,000 vaccines to the county. After Pima County officials sent a letter to the White House requesting help to facilitate the site directly, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON— Today, the House of Representatives voted on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The legislation provides a pathway to citizenship for more than 1 million agricultural workers and their families. Additionally, the bill addresses the future labor needs of the agricultural sector by modernizing the outdated H-2A guestworker program. After the legislation passed, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON— Today, the House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act. The legislation provides a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and DACA recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients. After the vote, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON— Today Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced the Department of Education will rescind a Trump-era policy that would have severely limited debt relief to students defrauded by for-profit colleges. Now, approximately 72,000 defrauded students from ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges will be eligible for debt relief. In response, Rep. Raúl M.
Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) reintroduced their landmark Environmental Justice for All Act today, supported by a wide array of grassroots groups and environmental advocates from across the country.