Ep 4: COVID-19 Legislation (Moulton)
The vaccines have been hailed as the answer to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it's not the only one. The deaths of many Americans and the impact on the economy has been the focus of many legislative initiatives, especially the CARES Act. We learn more about the ways in which a scientific perspective and background can play a role in legislation with Representatives Seth Moulton (MA-6) and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6). Both armed with backgrounds in STEM, they give us insights into their journey to the Hill and their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Secuity (CARES) Act was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Defense Production Act (DPA)
A Cold War-era law, the DPA gives the President power over domestic industries. Click here for more information.
The ALEXA Act
Introduced by Rep. Moulton, the Automatic Listening and Exploitation (ALEXA) Act protects the data devices like Alexa collect. Click here to learn more.
Both the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps were discussed by Rep. Moulton. Peace Corps volunteers serve abroad while AmeriCorps volunteers serve in the U.S. Click on the links to learn more about both organizations and their opportunities. Click here for a hub of volunteer opportunities.