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Peters Statement on President Trump Suspending COVID-19 Relief Negotiations Until After the Election

DETROIT, MIU.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement on President Trump announcing that he is suspending negotiations on COVID-19 relief for Americans, including Michiganders, until after the November election:

“The President’s announcement that he is suspending negotiations on Coronavirus relief for Michigan is completely unacceptable. Michigan simply cannot wait.

“I still stand ready to hammer out a comprehensive – and bipartisan – deal for Michigan families, workers, small businesses, schools and communities. In my conversations with Michiganders, it is clear that additional relief is necessary – and it’s needed immediately. Approximately 7,000 Michiganders have lost their lives because of this pandemic and so many more are still battling it or hurting because of this unprecedented public health and economic crisis.

“This pandemic is not over and we must take it seriously by ensuring we pass meaningful, bipartisan relief. We have done this before in passing the CARES Act and other bipartisan efforts – we can do it again. I will keep fighting for Michiganders.”