Blunt Rochester Votes to Keep Government Open, Honor Full Faith and Credit of the United States

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass a Continuing Resolution that includes provisions extending government funding through December 3, and two emergency supplemental funding bills that address recent natural disasters and address the resettlement of Afghan evacuees. Importantly, this legislation also meets new, timely and important needs, including helping families deva...

Blunt Rochester, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bills to Strengthen Mental Health Services for Children

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced two bills that would help improve mental health services for children. The Children’s Mental Health Infrastructure Act and the Helping Kids Cope Act will financially support pediatric behavioral health care initiatives and community-based programs. As mental, emotional, and behavior...

Blunt Rochester Delivers for Delaware, Votes To Pass Government Funding Package

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, which focuses on investing in America. The transformative investments in the bill will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunities for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families and the vulnerable. “As we emerge from one of th...

Blunt Rochester Introduces Bill to Improve Private Care for Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), introduced legislation that would ensure veterans receive the highest quality care possible from private providers. The Veterans’ Culturally Competent Care Act will require that veterans receive culturally competent, evidence-based mental health treatment from private providers, as is already re...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Highlights Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments for Working Families Beginning Today

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The webinar can be downloaded here. WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) hosted a webinar encouraging working families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning today, July 15th through December. Blunt Rochester joined by a representative of the Internal Revenue Service, Laura Gendreau of t...

Reps. Blunt Rochester & LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Hospital-Based Nursing Schools From Federal Funding Claw Back

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) introduced H.R. 4407, bipartisan legislation to make a technical correction to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that supports the training of nurses and other allied health professionals at hospital-based nursing schools across the country. Due to a technical error in how CMS administered this...

Blunt Rochester & Evans: Wilmington, Philly Highway-Divided Neighborhoods Could See Improvements under House-Passed $3 Billion ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Bill

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Photos from the Wilmington Event can be downloaded for use here. WILMINGTON, Del. – Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), jointly visited highway-divided neighborhoods in their respective cities today to highlight the $3 billion Reconnecting Communities bill recently passed by the House of Representatives that could help those neighborhoods. Both Blunt Rochester and Ev...

PHOTO RELEASE: Rep. Blunt Rochester Attends White House Signing Ceremony Reversing Harmful Trump-Era Environmental Regulations

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WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to restore critical protections for employees, consumers, and the environment that were gutted by the Trump Administration. The House took this important action via three Resolutions of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act: S.J. Res. 13, S.J. Res. 14 and S.J. Res. 15. Today, Blunt Rochester was at the White House with a bi...

Blunt Rochester, Horsford, Booker Introduce Groundbreaking Legislation to Break the Cycle of Community Violence

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WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), introduced groundbreaking legislation to reduce gun violence in American cities and communities. The Break the Cycle of Violence Act would provide federal grants to communities for evidence-informed gun violence intervention and prevention programs designed to interrupt cyc...

Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Urge HHS Secretary to Provide ARP Funding to TidalHealth Nanticoke Hospital

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, along with U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-Del.), sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to qualify the rural, non-profit hospital TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford, Delaware for its fair share of the relief funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act t...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Encourages Hardworking Families to be on Lookout for Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments Beginning in July

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) is encouraging hardworking families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning July 15th through December. 38,700 hardworking households, covering 85.8% of all children, in Delaware could get up to $300 per month per child July-December and even more after filing their t...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on Memorial Day

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WILMINGTON, DE - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement on Memorial Day. “There is simply no greater or profound sacrifice that one can make than to lay down their life for their country. On Memorial Day, we remember and honor those who, in the words of Lincoln, gave their last full measure of devotion. The ideals that founded and have sustained this grea...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement Marking One Year Since the Murder of George Floyd

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WILMINGTON, DE - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement, marking one year since the murder of George Floyd. “One year ago, today, a family lost a brother, a son, and a father. George Floyd was murdered when an officer entrusted with protecting a community instead abused his power and privilege to take another man’s life. In the wake of that murder, we saw...

Reps. Blunt Rochester, Katko Introduce Bill To Help Low-Income Americans Maintain Access to Clean Drinking Water

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman John Katko (R-NY), along with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) introduced H.R. 3293, the bipartisan Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act. The bill would establish permanent programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would assist low-income hou...

Rep. Blunt Rochester Votes to Uncover the Truth of January 6th Attacks, Establish Independent, Bipartisan Commission

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted for H.R. 3233, legislation to establish an independent, bipartisan 9/11-type commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack on the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021. The Commission would also be charged with making recommendations to prevent future attacks on our democr...

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