Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy Highlights Urgent Need For Coronavirus Supplemental
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WASHINGTON (MONDAY, July 20, 2020) – Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Monday highlighted the urgent need for a fourth coronavirus supplemental appropriations package. Ahead of the anticipated release of Leader McConnell’s bill this week, Leahy released nine documents outlining the need for additional funding for the Census, child care, domestic violence programs, education, election aid, food insecurity, foreign aid, rental assistance, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Unemployment special benefits expire next week. The eviction moratorium expires next week. The Small Business Payroll Protection Program authority expires in less than three weeks.
Leahy said: “It has been more than 60 days since Leader McConnell relegated the House-passed Heroes Act to his legislative grave yard. In that time, thousands of Americans have died and the need has grown exponentially because of the Republican ‘wait-and-see’ approach. We should begin bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on the next package immediately.”
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