Help is on the way for the American people. This comprehensive COVID-19 relief package will address the dual health and economic crises created by this pandemic and ensure we are on the path toward recovery. And it can’t come soon enough. More than half a million people have died, millions more have been sick, millions are out of work, countless businesses are closed, and our kids are out of school.
That’s why I was proud to vote to send Federal relief out into our communities that have been hit hard by Coronavirus. The bill includes billions to boost vaccine rollout and support our health care systems battling the pandemic. It also includes another round of Economic Impact Payments to help families, funding for small businesses to keep the doors open, and resources to help our schools open safely.
The bill extends the vital expanded unemployment insurance program that would have expired this weekend and provides our cities and counties with badly needed funding to keep first responders, teachers and frontline workers on the job. I urge the President to sign it into law without delay so we can get this aid out right away.
— Rep. Mike Thompson, U.S. Congress