03.16.20

Peters Reiterates Calls for Immediate Senate Passage of Bipartisan Coronavirus Response Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) issued the following statement reiterating the immediate need for the U.S. Senate to reconvene and pass the U.S. House of Representatives-approved Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

“The Senate must pass the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act immediately to help support families and workers in Michigan and across the country facing unprecedented personal, health and financial challenges. The Senate needs to act to make testing free, ensure assistance is available for families and workers and provide food security to children and families in need.”

Peters has been pushing for aggressive, significant action to address this pandemic. Last week, he led introduction of bipartisan legislation to provide disaster unemployment assistance, called for the President to declare a national emergency, led introduction of legislation to require free COVID-19 testing and called on the Administration to re-open health care enrollment and address the testing shortage. He previously helped the Senate pass emergency funding, including $14.5 million for Michigan’s Coronavirus response efforts.

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