U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after the Senate passed its Coronavirus (COVID—19) Phase Three relief package:
“The Phase Three package injects immediate help directly where it’s needed most. Our bipartisan plan bolsters the economy, protects American workers and families, assists small businesses, and increases funding for health care facilities and life-saving medical equipment as we work toward a cure for this virus. The best way to end the economic uncertainty caused by COVID—19 is to combat the pandemic itself. I urge the House to pass this package right away and send it to President Trump’s desk. The American people have waited long enough.”
In addition to immediate direct assistance for American families, workers, and businesses, the Phase Three package includes additional funds for hospitals, schools, agricultural producers, state response efforts, and agencies across the federal government working to combat COVID—19 and its impact on the United States.
Senator Cramer strongly advocated for this package when it was introduced, fighting to secure its passage through the Senate to provide families with the immediate help they need.
Introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, this bipartisan plan was assembled by the Small Business Committee, Finance Committee, HELP Committee, and Banking Committee. The final package was split into two parts: “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)” Act and an emergency supplemental. Below is a breakdown of what is included in those two parts as part of this legislation.
For more information and resources, go to cramer.senate.gov/covid19.