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Tipton on Latest Coronavirus Legislation: Severe Consequences Should Congress Have Failed to Unite

March 14, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives voted on emergency supplemental funding for the ongoing effort to mitigate the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, provides funding for testing and treatment for patients and temporary relief for businesses as a result of the epidemic. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted for the bill which passed the House with broad bipartisan support and provided the following statement:

“We have recently made progress on expediting the delivery of resources and evaluating the needs of communities that are actively battling or expecting additional COVID-19 cases. This fight must also weigh the national economic implications in the aftermath of the outbreak. My concern with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is not the intent of programs developed in the bill, but rather the details. There are, however, much more severe consequences should Congress have failed to unite and act with great urgency tonight.

That is why I joined with President Trump and so many of my colleagues in supporting this imperfect, but necessary emergency measure to create stability and provide certainty for Americans who may be impacted in the coming months. We must continue to address immediate needs of small businesses and families without permanently expanding programs that could cause more harm than good down the road.”