Slotkin urges both parties to strike COVID relief deal before winter holidays

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin

As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in Michigan and across the country, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) urged leadership of both parties in the House and Senate to come to an agreement on a bipartisan relief package before the winter holidays, citing the deepening public health and economic crises brought on by the pandemic.

“Congress needs to do its job to pass a federal COVID relief package. With the House and Senate both back in session this week, our agenda must be passing a bipartisan relief package for our small businesses, workers, schools, and local communities who are suffering,” Slotkin said. “This is our responsibility and should happen before the winter holidays. In the rapidly deepening crisis that our constituents are experiencing every day, this should be the focus of our daily work here in Washington.”

“The need for assistance in our communities is going to become even more severe in the coming weeks, and it is urgent for leadership in the White House, Senate and House to get back in the negotiating room and reach a compromise before the end of the year,” Slotkin continued. “I will keep holding my own party’s feet to the fire on this, as well as the Republican-led Senate. We should all be calling on all our leaders in Washington, regardless of party, to get something done –– to do our jobs –– during this moment of crisis.”

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