HERMANTOWN, MINNESOTA ~~ March 26, 2020 (LSN) Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement after the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“The American people face an invisible enemy. Coronavirus has resulted in thousands of Americans becoming ill, placed a great amount of stress on hospitals and healthcare workers, and forced the closure of countless small businesses.
“This is not a partisan issue. This virus poses a threat to every American, yet Democrat leadership in both Chambers felt the need to hold this bipartisan crafted relief package hostage for three days in an attempt to insert a wish list of provisions that have absolutely nothing to do with mitigating the impact of coronavirus or saving American lives.
“Speaker Pelosi’s actions were incredibly harmful and wasted precious time. Fortunately, the public recognized that she was exploiting this national crisis, ultimately forcing her to abandon her ridiculous special interest wish list and bring forward the bipartisan Senate version. While the Senate package isn’t perfect, I am confident that it will help families and small businesses that have been impacted by this pandemic. I look forward to doing my part later this week and voting in support of this legislation.
“As I have said all along, there is no challenge too great for the American people to overcome. Both sides of the aisle must continue to rise above partisanship and enact smart and measured reforms that help Americans rebound from this crisis. By continuing to do just that, I know that our nation will reemerge from the crisis even stronger than before.”
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