Torres' Advocacy for Coronavirus Relief
To reduce the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we need a mobilization of all federal agencies to assist with relief efforts and protect the most vulnerable populations. In recent days, I have signed on to numerous letters requesting these agencies to take action to protect communities across the country.
Letter to President Trump demanding evidence to corroborate his administration's claims that it is resolving shortages of critical medical supplies needed to combat coronavirus and keep medical personnel safe.
Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verna urging the Center to allow medical health professionals at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to bill for telephone consultations.
Letter to House and Senate leadership requesting the reauthorization of critically needed funding for our nation’s community health centers (CHCs).
Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging them to include provisions in the next coronavirus supplemental to address the immediate needs of independent contractors and gig workers.
Letter to the nation's largest credit card companies calling on them to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.
Letter to Secretaries of Federal Housing Finance Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Agriculture requesting immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, the VA, and the USDA in light of the developing coronavirus pandemic
Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn requesting their agencies to develop new regulations for new and simple Coronavirus tests that can be easily performed in any medical setting
Letter to President Donald Trump asking administration to leverage Department of Defense resources to increase medical supplies and hospital beds