October 13, 2020
Today, TJ Cox for Congress released a new ad, “Tackling Our Toughest Problems.”
The ad highlights TJ Cox’s work prior to joining Congress, when he built health clinics, created jobs while managing our forests, and enhanced recreational activities across the Central Valley.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Cox is fighting to create jobs, provide relief to small businesses, and protect workers. He has passed two relief packages to help working families, and made sure a broad set of Valley crops were eligible for relief funds like the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program.
TJ Cox puts people first, and continues to tackle the Valley’s toughest problem in Congress.
“Tackling Our Toughest Problems” will air on broadcast in the Fresno and Bakersfield markets and stream online throughout California’s 21st Congressional District.
COX: “I’m TJ Cox and I approve this message.”
V/O: “For TJ Cox, it’s about tackling our toughest problems.
He’s built health clinics across the Central Valley, and then when the Coronavirus struck, TJ Cox worked tirelessly to provide critical relief to our hospitals, small businesses, and workers.
It’s why we can’t go back to David Valadao, who sided with Donald Trump 99% of the time, even trying to gut our health care, and cost seniors more.”
From the Ad
- TJ Cox voted with House Democrats to follow science and prioritize health and safety, while also acting to protect working families and small businesses by providing comprehensive relief packages.
- Fresno Bee column: On COVID-19, Cox is “showing leadership in a crisis.”
- Donald Trump, whom David Valadao has endorsed and supported with 99% of his votes in Congress, has suggested canceling the payroll tax, which would bankrupt the Social Security Trust Fund by 2023.
- David Valadao voted to raise the Social Security retirement age
- David Valadao voted to privatize Medicare
- David Valadao voted for the disastrous 2017 Trump Tax bill, which cut taxes for corporations and millionaires and billionaires
- Cox has fully staffed district offices in Selma and Bakersfield, ready to assist constituents with any issue related to a federal agency, including Social Security, Medicare, Immigration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service, and more.
- On July 31, 2020, Cox voted to increase funding for the Social Security Administration by $100 million, so that the agency can provide better service.
- Trump’s sabotage of the US Postal Service (during which David Valadao has also remained silent), has delayed Social Security checks on their way to many Americans who rely on them to pay living expenses.
- TJ Cox voted for H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act
- Cox introduced the bipartisan Inhaler Coverage and Access Now Act (I CAN Act) to require high deductible insurance plans to cover asthma inhalers.
- Cox introduced the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2019
TJ Cox is running for reelection to Congress in California’s 21st District. He is a family man, engineer, and small businessman with a passion for community development. TJ is married to Kathleen Murphy, MD, a pediatric intensive care physician. They are the proud parents of four children.