WASHINGTON, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) led a virtual conversation with education, health, and social services leaders on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Maryland children and families. Their conversation is part of a National Day of Action led by House Democrats around the country to address the challenges facing families during this public health crisis.
"As millions of students in Maryland return to school, it’s critically important that we provide teachers, administrators, students, and their families with the resources they need to be successful this school year,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I was glad to join Congressman Brown in hosting this important conversation with experts to discuss the challenges facing our children during this pandemic. Over three months ago, the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, comprehensive legislation that would support teachers, families, and students. It’s incomprehensible that Senate Republicans have refused to consider this legislation while families in our state are struggling. I will continue to work with Congressman Brown and my colleagues in Congress to protect families from the impacts of this pandemic and ensure our communities have the resources they need to respond to this public health emergency."
"Our children need support and action from the federal government. Families in Maryland have had to juggle homelife, work and school during this pandemic while far too many worried about how they will make ends meet,” said Congressman Brown. “For months the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans have delayed critical aid for our schools and other support programs for our kids. Education systems around the country need additional resources to ensure the safety of students and educators, and ensure each child continues to receive a quality education. House Democrats, led my friend and colleague Leader Hoyer, will continue to fight for this funding as part of the HEROES Act, in order to put families first."