McMorris Rodgers Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the House passed a federal stimulus package in response to COVID-19.
“The American people need immediate action during this crisis. That’s why we’ve already passed two packages of legislation to enhance access to diagnostic tests and to support small businesses,” said McMorris Rodgers. “This third package, which just passed the House, will provide fast relief to those who need it most in Eastern Washington, provide $350 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll levels, support distressed sectors of the economy to prevent massive job losses, and expand unemployment assistance. It also continues to send much-needed resources to our hospitals and health care providers on the frontline of this crisis.”
McMorris Rodgers continued, “This is targeted, temporary relief to prevent millions of job layoffs as we address a health crisis that no one has experienced before, and that isn’t the fault of distressed industries. COVID-19 is a health care crisis first, but also an economic crisis. The economic impacts on small businesses and American families will come at no fault of their own. That’s why we need to act to provide relief during this time.”
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