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MILITARY LENDING ACT PROTECTIONS LETTER

Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA) led a bipartisan letter with Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agency to protect servicemembers and their families by upholding current Military Lending Act Protections. View the letter.

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July 1, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure.  Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) voted in support of the legislation, which was passed on a bipartisan basis.  The bill provides funding for roads, bridges and transit systems, as well as schools, housing, broadband access, clean energy, water infrastructure, modernizes the Postal Service, and provides

June 19, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) –  Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) led a coalition of bipartisan Members in a letter to Senate and House leadership advocating for the needs of our nation's veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in the next COVID-19 legislative response package. 

June 18, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 2, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, which provides $494 billion over five years to make infrastructure investments in surface and rail transportation.  Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17), a member of the Committee, voted in support of the legislation.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and a bipartisan coalition of Members to introduce the National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.  The bill directs the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to treat a full-time National Guard COVID-19 activation as not shorter than 90 days, a threshold that ensures servicemembers qualify for certain retirement and educational benefits.  The legislation is in response to

May 15, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement following the U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.R. 6800:

“People in western Pennsylvania and all over the country have sacrificed a lot during this crisis.  They expect us to put politics aside, work together, and focus on defeating the coronavirus.  This bill is not focused, it was rushed to a vote too fast, and it doesn’t help us accomplish that core mission.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Representatives Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Bob Gibbs (OH-7), both members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, led a coalition of bipartisan Members in a letter to House leadership encouraging support for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the next package of COVID-19 relief legislation.  This aid will help critical infrastructure projects move forward, while also keeping other critical state DOT functions o

May 8, 2020 Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the April jobs report showing that the U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment rate is 14.7%:

“Today’s jobs report confirms what we already knew, that the coronavirus is having a devastating economic impact on people across the country and right here in our community. 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement after passage of H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers and COVID-19 testing:

April 23, 2020 Video

Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) gives a speech on the House Floor during the debate for H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which responds to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers and COVID-19 testing.

March 30, 2020 Page

To help you understand the actions Congress has taken and how it impacts you, please see the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions below.  The information in this document will continue to be updated as additional implementation guidance becomes available and is subject to change.  Please visit lamb.house.gov for updates.

Congressional Action

Q. What legislation has Congress passed to address COVID-19?