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WASHINGTON— Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a COVID-19 relief package that includes more relief for small businesses alongside direct economic aid to individuals in the form of relief payments, expanded unemployment benefits, and rental assistance. Rep. Grijalva issued the following statement noting his support for the package:
WASHINGTON— This week the House of Representatives passed the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act. The bills would provide federal funds to childcare providers to help them adhere to health and safety guidance during the pandemic while providing much needed affordable childcare options to working families so that we can safely reopen the economy. After voting for the legislation, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON— Today, Senate Republicans released a COVID-19 relief plan will significantly reduce unemployment benefits from the current benefit of an extra $
TUCSON— Today, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which would fix major issues with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and allow Arizona’s small business owners more flexibility on how they can spend their loan to ensure they can keep their business afloat.
TUCSON— This week, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva joined House Democratic Leadership in introducing the Heroes Act, the fifth relief package to address the economic fallout and health consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill includes numerous provisions to increase testing, provide hazard pay to essential workers, and put money in the pockets of workers and their families.
TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva led 41 Members of Congress in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy supporting hazard pay and required workplace protections for essential frontline blue-collar workers keeping the economy afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. The lawmakers urged Pelosi and McCarthy to require that employers protect workers on the job while providing them with hazard pay in future COVID-19 legislation.