Blunt Rochester Calls on IRS to Address Backlog and Inaccessibility of Services

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WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) led 13 Members of the House of Representatives in writing a letter calling on the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to investigate the severe backlog of paper tax returns, as well as the accessibility of assistance from the IRS. The IRS currently has a backlog of 5.5 million paper returns received in 2020, in addition to 8.... Read More »

Rep. Blunt Rochester Statement on the Death of Capitol Police Officer

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WILMINGTON, DE – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) issued the following statement following an incident at the United States Capitol, resulting in the death of a Capitol Police Officer. “I am deeply saddened by the death of the Capitol Police Officer this afternoon and am sending my prayers to their family, friends, and the entire Capitol Police family. I’m also praying for the health and ... Read More »

PHOTO RELEASE: Rep. Blunt Rochester Meets with Education Secretary Cardona to Discuss Efforts to Safely Reopen Delaware Schools

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LAUREL, DE – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) met with United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to discuss the American Rescue Plan along with plans to reopen schools across the country. Secretary Cardona was visiting Laurel Elementary School to kick off the “Help is Here” tour and highlight the provisions of the American Rescue Plan which will allow schools to reopen safely a... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Introduces the HELP Act

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WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) re-introduced the HIV Epidemic Loan-Repayment Program (HELP) Act. The bill would address the HIV workforce shortage that has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic through loan repayment relief for HIV clinicians and dentists. The HELP Act was originally introduced in the 116th Congress by the late Rep. John L... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Introduces Housing Supply and Affordability Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) along with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced the bipartisan Housing Supply and Affordability Act. The bill would create a new Local Housing Policy Grant (LHPG) program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and ... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Re-Introduces Quit Because of COVID-19 Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced legislation that would expand tobacco cessation coverage to all Medicaid beneficiaries during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond. “Medicaid enrollees have disproportionately high rates of smoking, which puts them at a higher risk of experiencing serious complications from COV... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Announces Opening of New Community Project Funding Applications

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WILMINGTON, DE - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) announced that her office would now be accepting applications for community project funding from Delaware nonprofit and governmental entities for the Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022) appropriations process. The House Committee on Appropriations recently announced that Congress would be accepting certain fund... Read More »

Blunt Rochester, Smith, with Support of American Heart Association, Introduce Measure to Increase Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) along with Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Act of 2021. The bill would authorize physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), referred to as... Read More »

Blunt Rochester, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce JOBS Act to Help Students Access Training For In-Demand Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), along with Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich), Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), Congressman John Katko (R-N.Y.), Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) and Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio)... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Votes to Pass American Dream and Promise Act

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. “‘I am an American at heart.’ I’ll never forget those words of a young DREAMer at one of my town halls. A senior at Delaware State University, this remarkable young woman described to a room full of people her history of being brought to the... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Votes to Remove Deadline for Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted in favor of H.J.Res. 17 which would remove the arbitrary deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. “Last year, I was honored to preside over the House of Representatives during the historic vote on the Equal Rights Amendment,” said Rep. Blunt Rochester. “Today, I was proud to once again vo... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Votes To Protect Americans from Gun Violence, Secure Common-Sense Safety Measures

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021. Both bills would strengthen existing gun safety laws by ensuring that background checks apply to private firearms dealers and closes the “Charleston Loophole” that allows the completion of a firearm transaction before ... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Votes To Send American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s Desk, Provide Americans With Immediate Relief

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass H.R. 1319 as amended by the Senate, the American Rescue Plan. The bill will now go to President Biden’s desk, where it is expected to be signed shortly, providing immediate and needed relief to the American people. The American Rescue Plan is landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide resources to defeat the virus, get v... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Votes to Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Democrats’ bold, transformative legislation to reimagine the culture of policing in America with unprecedented reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement and build greater trust between law enforcement and our communities. ... Read More »

Blunt Rochester Secures Key Provisions in Democratic Clean Energy Package

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WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), secured key provisions important to Delaware in the recently-introduced Democratic Clean Energy Package, the CLEAN Future Act of 2021. On March 2, 2021, Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), and Environment and Climate Change Chairman Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the... Read More »

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