Statement : Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

March 23, 2021 Statement
"Our mothers are the lifeblood of our families, our nation, and our world. And those 1,000 days between the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to the second birthday of her child are already incredibly stressful, challenging, and life changing. But now for the first time in history women are more likely to die during childbirth than their mothers were before them. This is unacceptable."
March 11, 2021 Statement
"Without proper treatment, trauma, and complex trauma like the kind we are seeing in so many kids and adults during this pandemic can last and compound for years, even generations. Our kids, our essential workers, our most vulnerable are suffering. We owe it not only to them, but to the health and resilience of our economy, our workforce, and our society to ensure these people get the mental, as well as physical health care that they need."
March 2, 2021 Statement
"It is unconscionable that the very people we depend on to help deliver a safe and abundant supply of food are themselves subject to unacceptably lax safety standards and dangerous work environments riddled with wholly preventable safety hazards."
February 24, 2021 Statement
"We saved the airlines. We saved small businesses. Now let us save lives."
February 23, 2021 Statement
"For the past year, we have simultaneously been struggling to combat a public health emergency and an economic one. Tragically, COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 500,000 Americans during that time. We must continue to do everything in our power to defeat this virus. Throughout the course of the past year, thousands of dedicated CDC career staff have worked tirelessly to confront this pandemic and continue to do so. I am grateful to each of them."
February 19, 2021 Statement
"The fight for child care is such an important one, but it breaks my heart that it has to be a fight at all. I have said time and again that the United States has been teetering on the brink of a child care crisis. But now this COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us over the edge. Even before this pandemic began, affordable child care was already a significant and severe issue. Now, this pandemic has further exacerbated and exposed existing disparities."