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Boyle Statement on the Passage of the Third Stimulus Package

March 27, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) issued  the following statement immediately after the House of Representatives passage this afternoon of the CARES ACT in response to the Coronavirus pandemic: 

“This is the largest stimulus bill in American history. And yet, it is still not enough to meet the enormous demands we are facing. There are many positives things in this bill. There are also things that I do not support and should have never been included. 

“The direct payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child will help people who are suffering. The record increase in unemployment aid will also help the millions who are now suddenly out of work. But Congress still must do more.”

“The $150 billion toward our health care system will certainly help. But there is much more to do for our brave health care workers who are on the front lines of fighting this battle. In particular, we must get them the equipment they need - NOW.”

“The aid in this bill to help small businesses is clearly welcome relief. But there is more to do to help small businesses survive, which have been devastated during this crisis and may go under."

“This bill may now be done, but this is no time to rest. I call on Congress to immediately get to work on our next Coronavirus bill. We don’t have time to waste. I will continue to fight for everyday Americans in Philadelphia, and across the nation, to address their needs so we can overcome this pandemic together.”