This year’s legislative session is rapidly coming to a close. While we have already made tremendous progress—$1.5 billion in COVID-19 relief, a transformative blueprint and funding for educational reform—the final shape of several major pieces of progressive legislation will be determined in the next two weeks. I will be closely tracking and championing several bills, including ones to improve our Unemployment Insurance program, address police reform, and respond to climate change.
If you missed the D20 Team’s Crossover Update detailing the bills that made the cut-off for guaranteed consideration in the current session, you can watch the video here.
I remain steadfast in my belief that our collective efforts in this year’s General Assembly will help create a more just and inclusive Maryland.
As hopeful as I feel about our future, however, I also know our work must be ongoing. How could I feel otherwise in a year so full of heartbreak and loss? The horrific murders in Atlanta targeting Asian women underscore the reckoning we must continue to engage in by calling out and addressing racism, misogyny, and gun violence. By standing together we have the power to make meaningful changes.
PROGRESS ON SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATION
OTHER KEY LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE HOUSE
The House also passed a number of bills as part of a HOUSING RELIEF PACKAGE, including:
ACTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY
My office continues to be available throughout the Session to support constituents who need assistance with state agencies or accessing local social supports. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you or anyone you know needs assistance.