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April 16, 2022

The Weekly Wrap-up

Week 15 (April 10)

Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux started a two-week District Work Period with two amazing events in Lawrenceville and Loganville. On Saturday, Congresswoman Bourdeaux gathered local veterans and advocates for a Veterans Service Day at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Veterans and their families were able to talk to the Congresswoman, her staff, and local VSOs about casework and other services available to them. During the event, Congresswoman Bourdeaux was delighted to present Hire Heroes USA with $720,000 to help our veterans and their families find stable employment. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux was happy to host another Coffee with Carolyn at Bay Creek Park last Sunday. The Congresswoman listened to constituent concerns and shared her latest updates on pending legislation in D.C. She looks forward to continuing these direct conversations!

On Monday, Congresswoman Bourdeaux sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis Dejoy requesting the USPS address our local Lawrenceville Post Office’s almost 30 code violations. For the safety of staff and visitors as well as for the reliability of their services, the facility needs immediate attention.

A friendly reminder that the deadline to file your 2021 tax return is coming up on Monday, April 18th! Find information on filing here.

The Weekly Rundown

Congresswoman Bourdeaux hosted a Veterans Service Day with the Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits and Healthcare teams and local VSOs to connect veterans with local community resources. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux delivered $720,000 to Hire Heroes USA to help connect our veteran community in GA-07 to stable employment opportunities.

On a beautiful day in Bay Creek Park, Congresswoman Bourdeaux spoke with community members at another Coffee with Carolyn. 

At the start of Black Maternal Health Week, Congresswoman Bourdeaux emphasized the need to pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 to expand health care access, advance health equity, and save lives.

Congresswoman Bourdeaux highlighted that Black women in Georgia are three times more likely to die during childbirth than white women, a glaring reason to pass Momnibus legislation quickly.

Congresswoman Bourdeaux wrote to Postmaster General Louis Dejoy calling on the USPS to address the deteriorating conditions at our local Lawrenceville Post Office. Congresswoman Bourdeaux believes fixing this facility needs immediate attention to meet the needs of our growing community. Senator Jon Ossoff joined in sending this letter. 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux applauded President Joe Biden’s ruling to ban privately made firearms without serial numbers trademarked as ‘ghost guns.’ The Congresswoman emphasized that the new rule will save lives and help protect Americans from gun violence. 

After helping to pass the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021 in the House, Congresswoman Bourdeaux urged her colleagues to finish the job in the Senate. Congresswoman Bourdeaux is a member of the House Committee on Small Business and fights for local entrepreneurs and economies as they continue to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

On Thursday, Congresswoman Bourdeaux announced she was personally sanctioned by Russia. She is proud of this response to her steadfast support of the Ukrainian people against President Putin’s violence.

Congresswoman Bourdeaux reacted to the horrific killing of Patrick Lyoya, an unarmed Black man pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She called for accountability and change to prevent further violence.

On the one-year anniversary of helping the House pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, Congresswoman Bourdeaux emphasized the need to end wage discrimination once and for all.

Congresswoman Bourdeaux wished a very happy Vaisakhi to our Sikh community and all who are celebrating the Punjabi New Year!

On the Tamil New Year, Congresswoman Bourdeaux sent blessings to those celebrating Puthandu!

Georgia to Washington, DC 

Congresswoman Bourdeaux and her staff are hard at work for the community. Here’s what her team is getting done for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District!

Congresswoman Bourdeaux recently introduced the Chattahoochee River Act to protect and preserve valuable Georgia waterways. The Chattahoochee River Act is crucial for Georgia’s drinking water supply, agricultural industry, power generation, and National Recreation Area, which supports over 2,000 local jobs and adds more than $200 million to the economy. Congresswoman Bourdeaux encourages everyone to visit the Chattahoochee River and other national parks on fee-free day this Saturday!

The deadline to submit to the GA07 Congressional Art Competition is approaching! Congresswoman Bourdeaux invites all high school artists to showcase their talent and submit artwork through her online form. The deadline to submit is April 22!

This Week’s Votes

There were no votes this week, Congress will be back in session April 26th. 

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Looking Ahead

Next week, Congresswoman Bourdeaux looks forward to delivering more Community Project Funding to the district, including at Georgia Gwinnett College, University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center, and The Water Tower.

Chag Pesach Sameach to all celebrating the beginning of Passover at sundown and happy Easter for those celebrating Sunday!

More next week. Stay tuned!