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Thompson Statement on Passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

March 27, 2020

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748):

“I commend the passage of the CARES Act, which will help our nation’s workers and families, including the more than 200,000 Department of Homeland Security employees on the frontlines of this national emergency, during this unprecedented crisis.  As the number of coronavirus cases in our country approaches 100,000, it is critical that Congress continues to provide vital support to our communities, address the shortfalls in the Administration’s response, and provide the stability and support our nation needs. As this bill is enacted, I will continue to hold this Administration accountable and ensure that our ongoing response efforts equitably serve the needs of all in the country who are impacted by this global pandemic.”

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