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WASHINGTON – After leading more than half of their Democratic colleagues in pushing for a WTO TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Angie Craig (D-MN), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Andy Levin (D-MI), today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. would support the waiver:
Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), and 30 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the bureau to provide resources to allow mixed-status families to more easily claim the stimulus payments they are owed. Mixed-status families, in which one parent does not have a social security number, are owed payments under the December 2020 stimulus package and the American Rescue Plan.