Lowey Floor Remarks on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 14, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey today delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act builds on the $8.3 billion supplemental enacted last week to meet the needs of the American people, by:

  • Guaranteeing free coronavirus testing;
  • Providing paid leave; and
  • Strengthening food security initiatives through additional investments in WIC, food banks, and seniors nutrition. 

The bill also makes sure that children who depend on free and reduced-priced meals have access to food during school and child care closures.

Mr. Speaker, we must help ensure the physical safety and financial security of our nation’s working families during this time of crisis. 

I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this legislation, and I reserve the balance of my time.
 

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116th Congress