Slotkin calls for action on COVID relief bill before holidays

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, announced a bipartisan, bicameral framework for an emergency COVID relief package today, Dec. 1, 2020. Slotkin joined members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, as well as a group of Senators from both parties in unveiling the package, and urging House and Senate leadership to pass a relief deal before the winter holidays.

Slotkin’s full statement is below:

“Our small business owners, teachers, workers, first responders, healthcare workers are doing everything they can to weather this crisis –– and they want to look to Washington and see that we are, too,” Slotkin said. “There is no excuse for not passing a COVID relief package before the winter holidays. It is our fundamental responsibility as legislators.

“That’s why I’m proud to join the Problem Solvers Caucus and a group Senators from both sides of the aisle in putting forth a bipartisan, bicameral emergency relief proposal today to take us through April 1st. Our group has been working diligently behind the scenes to get to this proposal.

“This past spring, we passed five bipartisan emergency relief packages like this one. We should do it again. It’s not perfect. But it’s nearly a trillion dollars worth of relief for our small businesses in new PPP loans, vital aid to state and local governments, support for schools, food security, rental assistance, unemployment insurance, and broadband funding. That’s relief our communities desperately need now, and we should pass it.

“For months, I have been vocal in calling on my own leadership in the House, as well as leaders in the Senate and White House, to get back in a room to negotiate a deal –– and I’m glad to see they’re finally re-starting some of those conversations today. With support from Senators and 50 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, we can, and must get this done.”

Details on the bipartisan proposal can be found by clicking here.

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