Covid19 Funeral Assistance Act

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On April 28, 2020 I lost my mother to covid19.  She was a NYC Dept of Education teacher her entire life, and she loved being an American which allowed her to realize her dreams and achieve her goals.  Just like the other 190,000+ victim families in the US, I grieve everyday for her and all the victims of this disaster.  FEMA has covered burials in many previous disasters, but so far, President Trump has refused to free up funds to do the same for this pandemic.

Please help us get this legislation passed! 

On May 13, 2020, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez co-introduced a bill to try to convince the federal government to cover funeral expenses of covid19 victims.

The bill would require FEMA to give the families of the deceased $10,000 each to cover funeral costs. 

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Barbara Lee, of California, introduced the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Act.

The  COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Act is also co-sponsored by Rep. Tlaib, Pressley, Omar, Hayes, Meng, Blumenauer, Holmes Norton, Malinowski, Clarke, Moore, Espaillat, and Watson Coleman. 

Full text of the Bill:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr6828/text