Tweets from Congress below taken from 4PIA Pulse
Rep. Pramila Jayapal  | 01:44 pm
Sen. Susan Collins  | 01:27 pm
There were 19,000 new COVID-19 cases on the day the CARES Act was signed into law. The number of new cases on August 1 was more than 3X that. This pandemic hasn’t stopped. The relief necessary to withstand it shouldn’t stop either.
Through the CARES Act, Maine has received more than $44 million to support K-12 education. The next COVID-19 relief package must include funding to help school districts implement necessary safety precautions.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen  | 01:26 pm
Sen. John Hoeven  | 05:14 pm
.@BetsyDeVosED and the Trump administration are knowingly pushing a rule that violates the CARES Act to benefit wealthier private schools over public schools that need assistance. Unacceptable and shameful.
The HEALS Act assistance we secured for farmers & ranchers provides $20 billion in direct funding, which combined with the $14 billion replenishment of the CCC secured in the original CARES Act, will provide @USDA with $34 billion in funding to assist our #agriculture industry.
Rep. Lauren A Underwood  | 10:49 am
Sen. Lisa Murkowski  | 05:14 pm
Under Sec. DeVos, critical resources are being denied to Illinois students. As we head into the school year, the Dept. of Education must rescind its unlawful rule diverting CARES Act funding intended for public schools to private schools.
I recently introduced a bill w/ Sen. @MartinHeinrich that extends the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the CARES Act to tribal govts, allowing the relief funds to be used until December 2022, rather than the original deadline of the end of this year.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto  | 09:24 am
Sen. Lisa Murkowski  | 05:14 pm
I joined colleagues in calling for more support for tax-paying immigrant families who have Individual Tax Identification Numbers by ensuring they have access to economic relief payments provided in the CARES Act and any future coronavirus relief package
Because of delays in the initial coronavirus relief fund payments provided by the CARES Act, many American Indian & Alaska Native communities, many of which have been disproportionately affected by #COVID19, didn’t receive any funds until well after the bills statutory deadline.

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