An update on Afghanistan

August 25, 2021

As we watch the events in Afghanistan, I want you to know what my team is doing to help safely evacuate U.S. citizens as well as Afghan citizens who risked their own lives to protect Americans over the last two decades.
It’s the beginning of the month, and once again, many families in our community are struggling to pay rent. As Arizona and local governments work to get emergency rental assistance to those in need, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have extended their eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021 to help struggling families remain in their homes.
Arizona veterans now have another way to get their COVID-19 vaccine. If you or someone you know is a veteran, I urge you to act on this opportunity or share this information.
Today, hundreds of thousands of Arizonans are out of a job or working fewer hours because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many under immense financial strain. In the face of so much uncertainty, no one should have to worry about losing their home or not being able to feed their family.
Arizona is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation crisis. Coronavirus infection and death rates in our state are rapidly rising. We broke the record for most cases reported in a day three times this week, and have recorded the four highest 24-hour reporting periods ever in just the past five days.
You usually hear from me in my capacity as a Congressman, but I’m first and foremost a dad to two grade-schoolers. Talking to our kids about the coronavirus and maintaining any sense of normalcy at home has been a challenge for so many parents and caregivers. There’s no playbook for parenting during a global pandemic.
The work we're doing in Congress is already making a difference in our community. Last week, we passed our latest COVID-19 relief package, including an additional $360 billion in small business assistance, $75 billion for hospitals and health care workers and $25 billion more for testing.
I headed back to D.C. today to pass our latest coronavirus response bill, a $484 billion aid package with additional funding for small businesses, health care workers and increased testing.