Where I Stand

As a member of the Council’s Committee on Health, I am continually working to foster healthy communities in the District. I believe in a comprehensive approach to public health whether that’s through healthy food access, supporting early child development, and environmental safety, or lowering the costs of care. I believe that everyone in the District, from newborns to seniors should have access to high-quality services and supports that create a strong foundation of health. That’s why I’ve worked to expand access to home visiting services that help new parents and children thrive, lowered health care barriers for our immigrant families, and reduced prescription drug prices.

What I've Done

Responding to COVID-19

  • Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020:

    • Extends public benefit programs such as the Healthcare Alliance, TANF, and SNAP

    • Removes the Fiscal Management Board trigger for United Medical Center (UMC) for fiscal year 2020. The amendment allows for the possibility of greater funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic without triggering the financial control board.

    • Allows the Insurance, Securities, and Banking Commissioner to issue emergency rulemaking to address the crisis, including granting grace periods for premium payments, postponing premium increases or non-renewals, and allowing modifications to existing insurance policies.

Maternal and Child Care

Increasing Access to Care

Healthcare for Immigrant Communities

  • Supported the DC Healthcare Alliance Program Recertification Simplification Amendment Act of 2017. Funded the DC Healthcare Alliance Program through a reduction to the Qualified High-Technology Company Tax Credit. 

Food Access, Lead Testing, and More