Davids Statement on House Passage of Third COVID-19 Relief Package

March 27, 2020
Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on her support of the bipartisan, bicameral CARES Act to help workers, small businesses and our health care system amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bill passed the House today, and will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.

 

“People in Kansas and across the country are hurting right now. Unemployment numbers in Kansas are skyrocketing, small business owners are struggling to keep their businesses afloat, and medical professionals are working around the clock to keep people healthy with limited supplies.

 

“While far from perfect, this bill is a bipartisan compromise that will provide some much-needed relief to medical professionals on the frontline, working people, families and small businesses. It contains several measures I advocated for, including expanded unemployment benefits, small business relief, and critical investments in our hospitals and health care professionals.

 

“I will push the Trump Administration to make sure we implement this relief immediately to help the health, safety, and economic security of our neighbors while providing accountability for the distribution of this aid. But this bill alone is not enough. Congress has much more work to do to help people in this country, and that’s what I’ll keep working towards.”