Twenty for 2020: The Work of a Freshman Democrat

Congratulations, you just got elected to Congress. Now what?

Our series, Twenty for 2020, helps illustrate the “what” beyond what many think is the job of member of Congress.

We’re following twenty freshman Democrats as they navigate their roles in the House. Stick with us as we follow their triumphs, challenges, and all the events that typically don’t make national news but do have an effect on the lives of those they represent. Read more here.

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Rep. Spanberger Announces $100,000 in Telehealth Funding for Central Virginia

Rep. Abigail Spanberger announced $100,000 in grant funding to help improve telehealth services in central Virginia.  The funding, which comes from the Department of Health and Human Services, will go towards the Virginia Rural Health Association. The organization is a nonprofit that serves about 2.5 million people who live in rural areas of Virginia.  Communities...

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Rep. Brindisi Urges Congressional Leaders To Pass COVID-19 Relief Aid

Rep. Anthony Brindisi wants to see action on the next round of coronavirus relief aid.  In September, Brindisi joined state and local government leaders in a bipartisan call to action to encourage other lawmakers in Washington to make a deal and pass COVID-19 relief aid.  States, cities, school districts, and businesses could face deep budget...

Rep. Golden Announces New Veteran Care Program Coming to Maine

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) advocated to get a new 24-bed program that can help veterans with rehab in-state.

Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)
‘This Isn’t A Game’: Rep. Max Rose Calls on Congress to Pass More Coronavirus Relief

Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) wants to see Congress get through ongoing gridlock and pass the next round of coronavirus relief aid.  To move things forward, Rose joined the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to announce a “March To Common Ground” plan, which they hope will encourage negotiators back to the table. The package also calls for...

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Rep. Underwood Urges Health Insurers to Help Illinoisans

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) called on health insurers to return the maximum premium credit possible to enrollees during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rep. Antonio Delgado Announces Federal Funding to Help SUNY Ulster Students

Rep. Antonio Delgado announced more than $600,000 in federal grants to fund the Student Support Services Program at a local college.  The funding aims to help low-income students access higher education at SUNY Ulster. The money is broken up into two grants: the first will serve 230 low-income and first generation college students, and the...

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Rep. Andy Kim Calls for Ballots Drop Boxes to Keep All Voters Safe

New Jersey voters can drop their ballots in drop boxes this election. While the coronavirus pandemic in the United States slowly improves every day, the country isn’t out of the clear just yet. But with the general election less than two months away, how will people cast their votes without catching COVID-19? Rep. Andy Kim...