Giving Thanks for Military Families, Servicemembers, and Veterans
I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do. We owe a debt to each of you that we can never repay, but as long as I’m in the U.S. Senate, I will continue to honor your service by working with my colleagues to do right by you and your families.
Happy Veterans Day
There’s more than a million veterans in North Carolina who have sworn the oath to defend our freedoms and we owe you a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay. As long as I’m your U.S. Senator, I’m going to continue to fight for you.
Listening to North Carolinians
For those who have recovered from COVID-19, like me, I would encourage you to join me to defeat this virus. I’m proud to be enrolled in two antibody studies and am scheduled to donate plasma to help however I can to save lives and end COVID-19. I hope you’ll consider doing the same.
Americans Should Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine First
Right now, researchers and drug makers are working tirelessly to develop a safe and effective vaccine to combat COVID-19. Since this pandemic began, I have worked on a bipartisan basis to protect the health and safety of North Carolinians, including supporting billions of dollars to produce a safe and effective vaccine as quickly as possible.
Promoting Public/Private Partnerships to Advance Testing and Combat Coronavirus
As we continue to battle COVID-19 and work towards returning to normal, we must prioritize widespread testing availability. Diagnostic and antibody testing is a foundational step in identifying hotspots and understanding the extent of community spread so we can make informed decisions to combat an outbreak. The mass production of tests around the country is a result of long-lasting public/private partnerships between federal health agencies, academic medical centers, and clinical laboratories, among others, that allow for a quicker, more effective response to public health emergencies.
Working on Behalf of all North Carolina Veterans and Servicemembers
My top priority has been taking care of our servicemembers and veterans. As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, I have worked across the aisle to make sure our brave men and women receive benefits, pay raises, and protections they deserve.
Protecting North Carolinians from Price Gougers
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, many Americans noticed that prices on necessary, everyday items shot up. My office has also heard stories about bad actors in different states and countries who were attempting to upcharge prices on PPE to rip-off our health care systems.
Supporting Flexibility for School Meals
I remain committed to helping every family during this unprecedented time, especially every child in our great state of North Carolina.
Supporting Vaccine Research and Accessibility
To beat COVID-19, we must support our medical researchers, academic institutions, scientists, and doctors as they work tirelessly to discover cures and treatments, and ultimately a safe and effective vaccine, for COVID-19. That is why I have been leading the bipartisan push for more funding for COVID-19 medical research.
Wear a Mask to Protect You, Your Neighbor, and Your Communities
And remember that wearing a facial covering not only helps save lives, it will also help save jobs. One study found that 80% of Americans regularly wearing a facial covering when they go out would actually be more effective at flattening the curve than a strict economic shutdown with social distancing.