Rep. Susie Lee Hosts Second Community Town Hall of 2020
Henderson, Nev. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) released the following statement after hosting her second town hall of 2020 at Cactus Valley Senior Community in Nevada’s 3rd District:
“There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting out in the district to talk face-to-face with my constituents. Now more than ever, I understand it’s my responsibility to be as open and available as possible for every resident of Nevada’s 3rd District, which is why town halls are so important. We walked through best practices and resources for Nevadans to rely on to avoid contracting COVID-19, but we also talked about issues that have been on Nevadans’ minds, like health care and prescription drug costs, improving our schools, student debt, and social security. Thanks to every one of my constituents who came to my town hall today, and know that I’ll keep fighting in Congress for the issues that matter to you.”
BACKGROUND: Below are highlights of Congresswoman Lee’s legislative accomplishments from her first year in Congress:
- One of nine freshman members of the House of Representatives to have a bill signed into law by the President.
- 13 pieces of legislation passed by the House, all with bipartisan support.
- Prevented a pay raise for Members of Congress.
- 18 bills introduced, 10 of which she introduced with bipartisan support.
- In September 2019, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Lee’s bill, the Dignity in Aging Act, to reauthorize and strengthen the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA is the primary legislation that covers social and nutrition services for older Americans and their caregivers.
- The Dignity in Aging Act responds to the challenges facing a growing generation of aging Americans by providing a 35 percent total increase in program funding for OAA over five years.
- Included as a provision in the Dignity in Aging Act, which passed the House, was Rep. Lee’s bill, the Direct CARE Opportunity Act, which invests in training and employment advancement opportunities for America’s direct care workers.
- In December 2019, the House of Representatives passed HR3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would enact sweeping legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for millions of Americans.
- Rep. Lee’s bill, the Enhancing Retirement Security for Medicare Beneficiaries Act, passed as a provision of HR 3. This bill would guarantee that retirement savings are not counted when determining if someone qualifies for Medicare Part D’s Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program
- In January 2020, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Lee's resolution, H.J.Res. 76, which would overturn the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) 2019 Borrower Defense rule that gutted essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers.