Matsui Issues Statement on Passage of Coronavirus Aid Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Today, the House passed an emergency aid package which is focused directly on providing support for America’s families. The House package includes free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured.
“We have a duty to do everything we can to prevent this outbreak from harming American families. This legislation expands paid emergency leave, enhances unemployment insurance, strengthens food security measures, and increases federal funding for Medicaid,” said Congresswoman Matsui, Sacramento’s voice in Congress. “As this virus continues to spread, an urgent, comprehensive response from the federal government is a necessity. The Senate and the President must as soon as possible get this aid passed, signed into law, and to those who need it most.”
The legislation also includes the following:
The full text of the legislation is available here.
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