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Kathleen Rice Statement on Third Coronavirus Response Bill

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Washington, March 27, 2020 | comments

GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement after the third coronavirus response bill passed the House of Representatives today: 

“I am pleased that Congress has finally reached a bipartisan compromise and passed this urgently-needed $2 trillion stimulus package. This bill provides immediate support to Long Islanders in several ways, including increased funding for New York’s hospitals, direct stimulus checks to qualifying families, expanded unemployment insurance, and new grant and loan funding for small businesses. 

“While this bill provides critical relief, it is not perfect nor all-encompassing. New York is the hardest hit state in the nation, and as the pandemic continues, it is clear we will require more support. Congress must provide more funding to our state as this crisis proceeds and I won’t stop fighting until New York has every single dollar needed to effectively respond to the public health and economic consequences.”

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