As COVID-19 relief programs remain at-risk, Rep. Davids calls for new package passage
Although COVID-19 cases nationwide continue to rise, several coronavirus relief programs including pandemic unemployment assistance are set to retire at the end of the year.
That’s why Rep. Sharice Davids has been encouraging congressional leaders to stay in session until a new relief package is passed. Davids said in a press release leaders on both sides of the aisle need to come to an agreement on a “deal that provides for the health, safety and economic security” nationwide. .
“Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, our hospitals are being pushed to the bring and our workers and small businesses are continuing to suffer,” Davids said in the release. “We cannot, in good conscience, go back to our districts for the holiday recess while millions continue to suffer without help from their government.”
Davids listed the following as basics needed for any relief package:
- Resources for widespread, rapid COVID-19 testing
- Access to personal protective equipment
- Hospital funding
- Small business relief
- Unemployment and housing assistance
- Accountability and transparency in relief fund distribution
- Support for local and state governments