***VIDEO INCLUDED*** Rep. Lee Hosts COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall for Nevada workers, families

June 13, 2020
Press Release


Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) hosted her fourth coronavirus (COVID-19) telephone town hall for constituents in Nevada’s 3rd District. This telephone town hall focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Nevadans’ finances, including unemployment insurance assistance, renting and mortgage issues, consumer protection, and other resources to help working families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This pandemic is not yet in our rear-view mirror, and our actions and policy need to reflect that reality,” said Rep. Lee. “My top priority is ensuring Nevada families have access to both economic relief and health care while our state slowly reopens in the coming months. In Congress, I will keep pushing for assistance for states and communities to help with massive budget shortfalls. If we don’t step in to provide some relief, our schools, hospitals, and local communities will suffer. We can’t let that happen.

“While Nevada workers are receiving their unemployment and PUA benefits at a higher rate in recent weeks, thousands are still waiting for relief,” Rep. Lee continued. “My office has helped over 800 Nevada workers with their unemployment claims. So please, if you are having issues or just have a question, don’t hesitate to contact my office. We’re here to help.”

BACKGROUND: Rep. Lee was joined by Prof. Francine Lipman, Professor of Law specializing in tax law at UNLV Boyd School of Law and Jim Berchtold, Directing Attorney for the Consumer Rights Project at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Constituents seeking more information and resources regarding unemployment insurance, direct payments to individuals and families, homeowner and renter protections, small business programs, paid family leave, and student loans, please visit susielee.house.gov/coronavirus to access the Congresswoman’s comprehensive COVID-19 resources guide.