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The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: December 2022

Reminder: Health insurance deadline: January 15

Delegates Peña-Melnyk, Barnes, Lehman, and I want to be sure all working families are able to sign up for affordable health insurance. Despite all the proposals in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s still in effect. Now -- through January 15 -- is the time to learn about coverage -- and other ways to save money on health insurance. Open enrollment runs until January 15. Be sure to enroll or change plans by visiting or call toll-free 1-855-642-8572.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness - November Deadline

President Biden has announced $10,000 (and $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants) in student loan debt forgiveness for all borrowers making less than $125,000 a year. A simple application will become available in October which will need to be completed by November 15th. Visit to be notified when the application becomes available.

COVID-19 emergency relief measures pausing payments on student loans were extended on ED-owned federal student loans through December 31, 2022.

Thank you!

Thank you for voting, regardless of who you voted for. America — and Beltsville — have many strengths, but, among the most important are democracy and the involvement of ordinary citizens. Delegates Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, Mary Lehman, and I are honored to have been re-elected and to represent Beltsville for the next four years. Please let us know any way we can be of help to you.

2022 Winter Brunch

I hope you can join my wife Sheilah and me for our Welcome 2022 Celebration in January. The details are not finalized yet but check back to for details and to RSVP. Families are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!

Merry Christmas!

My wife Sheilah joins me in wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Contact us

Please let me know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if I can be of help to you. Just email

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