Trahan Votes in Favor of Emergency Coronavirus Funding Response Package
Washington, March 4, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) voted in favor of legislation to provide $8.3 billion for a robust response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses.
“The American people deserve and expect a coordinated, fully funded, whole-of-government response to contain the spread of the coronavirus. By providing new, necessary funding this legislation positions the United States to mount an effective response at every level of government. Lives are at stake, and I am proud to have supported this bipartisan package that puts the health and safety of the American people first,” said Congresswoman Trahan.
Last week, Congresswoman Trahan launched a newRESOURCES page on her official congressional website, and urged constituents to take advantage of it should questions arise regarding best practices for keeping themselves and their families safe. The page also aggregates important updates and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies.
Among its provisions, the emergency supplemental includes:
The emergency supplemental also contains other strong provisions to ensure a full response and keep Americans safe. The bill:
Additionally, the bill includes a requirement to reimburse $136 million to important health accounts, including mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention and heating and cooling assistance for low-income families, that was transferred by the Trump administration to support its response.