GOP Senators Ensuring $2 Trillion Rescue Package Getting to Those who Need it Most
Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Senate Majority passed a historic $2 trillion package to provide every American relief from the Coronavirus pandemic. This week senators are making sure their constituents have the information and resources they need to access this essential relief.
Joining Governor Kim Reynolds at a press conference via video, Senator Joni Ernst provided a breakdown of the relief package and what it means for Iowans. In addition to fighting for Iowa families and small businesses, Senator Ernst took time this weekend to join her mother sewing masks for medical professionals working on the frontlines of this pandemic.
Over the weekend, Senator Susan Collins penned an op-ed for The Portland Press Herald outlining the relief coming to Maine families and small businesses as a result of the bipartisan relief package. Senator Collins writes: “A difficult road still lies ahead, but Congress’ ability to pass a bipartisan relief package last week is an encouraging sign that America is ready to confront this crisis by working together.”
Following his release from self-quarantine, Senator Cory Gardner returned to Colorado where he and his family are staying home to help flatten the curve. Gardner has held Coronavirus tele-townhalls in each Colorado county and wrote an op-ed in The Denver Post sharing some of the first hand accounts he heard from Coloradans facing the pandemic and outlining his three-prong approach to get through this crisis.
Senator Martha McSally’s casework staff have been working 7 days a week to help Arizonans navigate the maze of government bureaucracy and resources available to them. She joined Montana’s Senator Steve Daines to announce they successfully secured federal assistance for Native American Tribes as part of the latest Coronavirus relief package.
Senator Daines has also earned praise in recent days for his leadership to develop treatment for the Coronavirus. Vice President Mike Pence told FOX News that Daines is the one who has “championed” this effort.
To date, Senator Thom Tillis has hosted 9 Coronavirus-specific tele-townhalls to answer questions about the federal government’s response and how North Carolinians can receive the support included in last week’s bill. He also introduced new legislation that would punish people and businesses that engage in price gouging during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Griffin Daily News reported that Senator David Perdue recognized critical care workers on the front lines of this pandemic. Senator Perdue wrote: “It’s encouraging to see so many Georgians and Americans stepping up to help their neighbors, support their communities, and care for those in need. In these uncertain times, one thing rings true: no virus will ever break the American spirit.”
Senator Kelly Loeffler wrote an op-ed Tuesday in The Tifton Gazette on the important role Georgia farmers are playing to combat the Coronavirus. Loeffler, who grew up on a family soybean farm, wrote: “As we face this unprecedented challenge, we couldn’t do it without those who feed and clothe the world.”
With the historic relief on the way, stay tuned to see how Senate Republicans are making sure Americans have what they need to get relief as soon as possible.
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