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The 20 Targets of the HEREOS Act

The politicians holding up trillions that will save jobs, schools and jumpstart the economy

Kris LaGrange's picture
Jun 16, 2020

The HEROES Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation before the Senate currently. The bill would provide much-needed support to the states and would help prevent tens of thousands of layoffs for public employees like teachers, firefighters, social workers, and police.

The HEROES Act would also provide the funds needed to ensure that extra unemployment benefits continue throughout 2020, extending health insurance for recently unemployed workers, and would provide more funding to ensure that companies are able to keep workers on their payrolls throughout the crisis.

With COVID-19 cases surging once again and states like Florida, Oregon, and Utah slowing or pausing their reopening, help is needed to ensure that another shutdown doesn’t cause even more pain and heartache for Americans and the government institutions that provide the necessary services to get through the crisis.

In mid-May, Congressional Democrats passed the HEROES Act to address these concerns, but it has languished in the Senate while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to hold a vote or hearings on the important bill. Labor groups have targeted 20 Senators who they think can be convinced to support the bill and force a vote on the Senate floor. While some of these Senators are in very Republican districts, there are quite a few who are in vulnerable seats and up for reelection in November. Bills like the HEROES Act are a good test to show us whether they support working people or their big corporate donors. Below are the 25 targeted Senators, please contact them through the links below and ask them to support this important bill.

  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)
  • Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
  • Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
  • Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)
  • Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
  • Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)
  • Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO)
  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
  • Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)
  • Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)
  • Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Click here to email these Senators or here to call your Senator and tell them to support the HEROES Act.


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