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January 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva introduced his first bill of the new Congress. The Border Business COVID-19 Rescue Act will provide targeted funds to small businesses along the border to address the unique economic injuries incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a COVID-19 relief package that includes more relief for small businesses alongside direct economic aid to individuals in the form of relief payments, expanded unemployment benefits, and rental assistance. Rep. Grijalva issued the following statement noting his support for the package:

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— This week the House of Representatives passed the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act. The bills would provide federal funds to childcare providers to help them adhere to health and safety guidance during the pandemic while providing much needed affordable childcare options to working families so that we can safely reopen the economy. After voting for the legislation, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Senate Republicans released a COVID-19 relief plan will significantly reduce unemployment benefits from the current benefit of an extra $

May 28, 2020 Press Release

TUCSON— Today, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which would fix major issues with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and allow Arizona’s small business owners more flexibility on how they can spend their loan to ensure they can keep their business afloat. 

May 13, 2020 Press Release

TUCSON— This week, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva joined House Democratic Leadership in introducing the Heroes Act, the fifth relief package to address the economic fallout and health consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill includes numerous provisions to increase testing, provide hazard pay to essential workers, and put money in the pockets of workers and their families.

April 7, 2020 Press Release

TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva led 41 Members of Congress in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy supporting hazard pay and required workplace protections for essential frontline blue-collar workers keeping the economy afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. The lawmakers urged Pelosi and McCarthy to require that employers protect workers on the job while providing them with hazard pay in future COVID-19 legislation.

February 13, 2020 Press Release
This week, President Trump released his annual budget, which included major cuts to education and labor programs.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill that would establish a new renewable visa program for qualifying agricultural workers and their families to earn legal status through continued employment in the agricultural industry while allowing farmers and growers to meet their labor needs.
December 10, 2019 Press Release
Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats announced a deal with the White House concerning the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).