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Congressman Boyle Successfully Leads Pennsylvania Effort to Create New Funding for Critical States in COVID-19 Response

May 12, 2020
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) successfully secured a provision for $49 billion in new state funding for states that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus in the latest House Democratic coronavirus response bill, the Heroes Act.
“States, like Pennsylvania, that have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus are struggling to maintain even their most critical services now,” said Congressman Boyle. “We must recognize that some states are depleting resources at a faster rate given the higher number of confirmed cases, and we must ensure that resources are fairly distributed by considering the number of positive cases and the impact the virus has on the local government’s budget. I’m proud to have led this effort, but there is still more to do to make sure these states do not go bankrupt.”
In the letter, Congressman Boyle urged for the inclusion of at least $40 billion in emergency COVID-19 relief funding that would be allocated based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s tracking data. The Heroes Act includes $49 billion to be awarded based on state’s share of COVID-19 cases. 
The letter was sent with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) along with the New York and New Jersey delegation. The letter can be viewed here