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Tackling Rising Costs

Families in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, and across Maryland are feeling the squeeze from rising prices for household necessities. I’m working each and every day in Congress to tackle these high prices that keep so many working families up at night.

Our economy faces challenges, from the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues, workforce disruptions, and geopolitical and trade instability from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

I’m focused on addressing these issues head-on, voting in favor of legislation to crack down on price gouging, boost U.S. manufacturing, reduce the cost of prescription drugs and child care, and invest in our communities and infrastructure.

As we work to get through this, together, please see below for information and resources to assist you, your family, and your neighbors.

I also encourage you to call my district office for help navigating federal agencies.

GAS, GROCERIES, & HOUSING

Find Cheaper Gas

More Transportation Help:

Help with Groceries

Resources for Renters, Landlords and Homeowners

For Homeowners:

For Renters:

For the Unhoused:

HELP WITH UTILITIES & BILLS

Help with Energy Bills:

Help with Credit Card Bills:

More Help with Everyday Bills:

LOWERING HEALTH CARE COSTS

Find Affordable Health Insurance:

Open enrollment on the health insurance marketplace has ended. But many may still qualify for coverage under some conditions, such as a new child or other circumstances.

Help with Surprise Medical Bills

Help with Medicare:

TAX RELIEF

For Families with Children:

Many families received half of their expanded Child Tax Credit in monthly payments in 2021. You may receive the other half of your tax credit after you file your federal taxes for 2021.

Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan also expanded eligibility for the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for many workers and families. This credit is fully refundable and may be a critical source of relief.

Additional Tax Relief:

You can click below to learn about more resources this tax season.

  • Find the Status of Your Refund: Refunds are a crucial source of relief for many every year. Find out the status of yours.

  • Open An Online Account: This year, we strongly encourage you to open an online account and file electronically to avoid delays.

  • IRS Free File: You may be able to get tax preparation assistance for free or at low-cost. See if you qualify.

  • Get a Past Refund: You may have up to three years to claim a past refund. Don’t miss out!

  • 2022 Filing Tips: See how to avoid tax delays with the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes our nation’s tax laws.

HELP FOR SENIORS

Help with Medicare and Health Care:

Help with Social Security:

HELP FOR VETERANS

If you're having trouble with VA benefits, my team can help. Use the below resources or contact my office for help.

HELP FOR STUDENTS

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

  • Career One Stop: Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this website connects people with employment, job training, resume help, and a variety of other resources.

  • USAjobs.gov: Apply for employment with the federal government. Good paying jobs are available in fields as wide ranging as computer engineering, biologists, acquisitions and contracting, and much more.

  • Employment Services for Seniors

START OR GROW A SMALL BUSINESS

Help from the U.S. Small Business Administration:

Maryland Business Resources:

Local Resources:

COVID-19 HELP & RESOURCES

Find Where You Can Get Vaccinated or Boosted Now.

Children 6 months and older are now eligible for Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations. I highly encourage you to get your child vaccinated so they can enjoy the summer and go back to school safely.

Testing Information

Local testing sites:

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