Covid 19

COVID-19 Relief

The recently introduced HEALS Act insufficiently provides funds to state and local governments. It also reduces unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 per month.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I support the continued negotiations and hope for the passage of the HEROES Act, which includes:

  • Expansion of unemployment benefits

  • Extended paid leave (such as sick days, family, and medical leave)

  • Increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits

  • Increased funding utility payments and job training for low-income individuals

  • 25 percent  increase in aid to disabled veterans

  • $435 billion for additional rebates, including an additional $1200 stimulus check per individual 

  • Increased funding for testing and contact tracing 

  • Expansion of some eviction/foreclosure moratoriums

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