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Introduced in House (02/02/2021)

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[H. Res. 86 Introduced in House (IH)]


  1st Session
H. RES. 86

   Expressing support for frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.



                            February 2, 2021

 Mr. Carbajal (for himself, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Brown, Ms. Barragan, 
Mr. Hill, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cardenas, and 
 Mr. Vargas) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
                  the Committee on Energy and Commerce



   Expressing support for frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whereas Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that as of 
        January 26, 2021, there are more than 25,000,000 confirmed cases of 
        COVID-19 and more than 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States 
        and growing;
Whereas all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the 
        United States Virgin Islands have reported cases of COVID-19;
Whereas the World Health Organization 2006 World Health Report defines a health 
        care worker as an individual whose job it is to protect and improve the 
        health of their community and to make important contributions, and who 
        is critical to the functioning of most health systems;
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly intensified the daily lives of health 
        care workers;
Whereas public health experts report the United States continutes to face a 
        shortage of health care providers as cases of COVID-19 escalate;
Whereas first responders, including firefighters, emergency medical technicians, 
        law enforcement, and other emergency management personnel, are facing 
        unprecedented challenges to stay healthy and serve their communities;
Whereas grocery and food service workers across the Nation are working to meet 
        the essential demands of keeping shelves stocked and preparing food for 
        the United States amid COVID-19, while facing a greater infection risk 
        from higher levels of public interaction;
Whereas, as cases of COVID-19 spread, farmworkers continue working hard in the 
        fields to harvest the produce that feeds families across America every 
Whereas public works employees, including sanitization personnel, continue to 
        keep our streets and public spaces clean;
Whereas postal and delivery workers continue to keep their delivery operations 
        working as part of the Nation's critical infrastructure by delivering 
        medicines, Social Security checks, and other essential goods;
Whereas access to a COVID-19 vaccine is an important component to ensuring that 
        essential workers can safely function at their worksites;
Whereas many States continue to experience logistical problems in vaccine 
        administration and distribution, with only 53 percent of distributed 
        doses having been administered and many States falling behind their 
        original vaccination plan timelines; and
Whereas a March 19, 2020, Guidance Memo issued by the Department of Homeland 
        Security recognized health care providers, first responders, public 
        safety and law enforcement officers, workers supporting groceries, and 
        farmworkers as being part of an ``Essential Critical Infrastructure'' 
        workforce: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) honors and recognizes the contributions of all 
        frontline workers and essential critical infrastructure 
        personnel; and
            (2) reaffirms the responsibility of Congress to find ways 
        to meet the needs of frontline workers, in addition to our 
        elderly, for the most effective personal protective equipment 
        and other necessary tools to safely carry out their jobs.

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