Norton Releases Statement on Senate Republicans’ Latest Coronavirus Response Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement on Senate Republicans’ latest coronavirus response bill.
“The coronavirus bill announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was designed to give cover to vulnerable senators, not to bring badly needed relief to the American people. The bill does not provide for pressing necessities such as state, county and local funding and rental assistance, let alone retroactive funds for the District of Columbia, which, in a deviation from precedent, was treated as a territory for fiscal relief in the CARES Act, shorting the city by $755 million.
“The bill continues to show that Senate Republicans are out of touch with the assistance that so many in our country desperately need. “