COVID-19

Below is a list of recent action the Congresswoman has taken to help the country recover from COVID-19.

 

More on COVID-19

May 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Treasury Department announced that The Bronx and Queens will soon received $275.47 million and $437.785 million, respectively, as part of the critical funding for states and localities that was passed by Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) voted in support of the bill, which will also send $4 billion to New York City and $12 billion to the State.   

 

March 24, 2021 Press Release

Maximum Financial Assistance Will Now Be $9,000 Per Funeral

Schumer, Ocasio-Cortez: Now Is The Time For Applicants To Gather Relevant Documentation

Application Expected To Open In Early April

December 14, 2020 Press Release

The Bronx, NY - In a recent letter, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY14) asked the City to detail the safety measures they are taking at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, as New York faces another COVID-19 surge. The Congresswoman’s office recently received calls from people detained at Rikers, detailing inadequate access to soap, facilities operating at high capacity, scarce healthcare resources, and poor air ventilation.

December 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a Financial Services Committee hearing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to prevent a portion of the over $450 billion in federal relief loans that Congress already authorized as part of the CARES Act from returning to the Treasury.

September 27, 2020 Press Release

QUEENS, NY – U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced today that they are working to assist Queens food assistance organizations that are experiencing sudden impacts in their funding. 

September 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged FEMA to release funeral assistance to the families of COVID-19 victims. The representatives reached out to FEMA requesting this assistance in the Spring and received no response. Since then, however, President Trump has authorized FEMA to use Other Needs Assistance (ONA) for all the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Major Disaster Declarations through the Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

QUEENS, NY - Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) released the following statement, opposing the use of federal relief funds for the construction of an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport from Willis Point.