Press Release
| NRSC Communications

As Democrats Politicize Coronavirus, Republicans Get to Work

Washington, D.C. – As some Democratic candidates seek to politicize a global pandemic, Republican senators are working diligently with the Administration and their state and local partners to ensure their communities have the support they need.


In Maine, Senator Susan Collins met with health experts to learn about the local efforts to combat the coronavirus. She highlighted her work to advance a $7.8 billion package to fight the virus and how those funds will directly help Maine.


WGME: Video: Susan Collins meets with Maine health officials about coronavirus response


Following Arizona Senator Martha McSally’s calls to cancel the previously-scheduled recess, the Senate is back in session this week to pursue long-term solutions to help the American people recover.



Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is working alongside local leaders and Governor Kim Reynolds to look after communities all across the state. They met with grocers to work on mitigating the spread of the virus. Joni shared important guidance and advice in an op-ed for the Carroll Times Herald about what Iowans can do to protect seniors and fellow Iowans.


KCRG: Sen. Ernst, Gov. Reynolds meet with Iowa grocers over concerns of the coronavirus


Colorado Senator Cory Gardner has been working diligently to ensure every tool available to combat the coronavirus is being utilized, including meetings with CDC officials at Colorado’s Fort Carson. He’s also introduced legislation that would create a new form of unemployment insurance specifically for employees who, although still technically on their company’s payroll, have been furloughed due to the coronavirus.


In North Carolina, a state with one of the largest populations of service members and military families, Senator Thom Tillis has been working to ensure the Department of Defense is taking every possible step to protect them from coronavirus. He also successfully helped UNC Health navigate bureaucratic delays with the FDA to ensure their coronavirus test announced Monday would launch as soon as possible.


In Georgia, Senators Loeffler and Perdue recently visited the CDC with President Trump as they work tirelessly to protect Georgians. Senator Perdue played a key role in returning home 31 Georgians from the Grand Princess cruise ship who were quarantined at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. And Senator Loeffler shared what she recently learned at the CDC and how this virus didn’t start in the United States, but Americans will be the ones who defeat it.



In Montana, Senator Steve Daines is pushing several proposals forward to protect Montanans from the impact of the coronavirus.


Republican senators are working around the clock to get results for people back home during this challenging time. Stay tuned for more updates.