May 15, 2020 Press Release
Today U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) released the following statement regarding the House vote on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act:
May 8, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) hosted a roundtable event to discuss the impact of health care disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Across the country, COVID-19 has affected Black communities at disproportionate rates from their White counterparts, both in terms of susceptibility to the coronavirus and its health complications and economic challenges as a result of stay-at-home orders.
Today, U.S. Representatives Susan Wild (PA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program Pandemic Enhancement and Relief (CHIPPER) Act, to increase support for State Children’s Health Insurance programs during the COVID–19 emergency. Enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) continues to nationally increase as a result of this pandemic. However, without action, federal funding for this program is set to be cut in October of this year.
May 6, 2020 Press Release
Report Comes as Trump Admin Seeks to Strike Down the Affordable Care Act with Supreme Court Lawsuit
Today, on the day that the Texas v. U.S. lawsuit filings are due, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) joined Chair of Protect Our Care Leslie Dach and Statewide Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Health Access Network Robin Stelly on a Zoom roundtable to announce a new Pennsylvania Coronavirus Rural Health Report. This report demonstrates how critical the expansion of Medicaid and other protections provided through the Affordable Care Act are to rural Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth.
May 5, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) led 17 of her colleagues in a bipartisan effort urging the mental health needs of young adults be addressed in any upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation, and for her bill, the Enhancing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Through Campus Planning Act, to be included in the forthcoming legislative package.
May 5, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Wild advocated for funding through her position on the Education & Labor Committee
Today U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07), alongside Allentown School District Superintendent Thomas Parker and Board President Sara Brace, announced the Allentown School District would receive $9.8 million in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed on March 27, 2020.
April 27, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Susan Wild (D-PA) led 56 of her colleagues in a letter calling for the next COVID-19 stimulus to set immediate price caps, through the duration of this pandemic, for the prescription drugs that treat the medical conditions most adversely affected by the novel coronavirus, like medications for heart disease, insulin for diabetes, and inhalers and steroids for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) released the following statement after her vote to pass an interim emergency funding package to bolster relief programs established by the CARES Act:
Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Susan Wild (PA-07), a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, and Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation to require a special enrollment period for COVID-19.
At least half of the funding will be distributed to students in need
Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced that colleges and universities in Pennsylvania’s 7th District would receive $28.4 million in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed on March 27. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to help pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials.