(Lincoln, NE) ––Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) offered the following statement today on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package coming up for a vote in the Senate.
“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. People are suffering, and America is uncertain. The bill acts to protect America’s health care system, protect individuals and families, and protect small business. We are fighting to turn the corner on the disease and the loss of economic well-being at the same time. With social distancing and aggressive health measures such as a surge in testing, we will keep you safe while helping small business stay open,” Fortenberry said.
“This bill gives $1200 per person, $2400 per couple, $500 per child, within certain limits. Small businesses can quickly access loan funds through their local financial institutions, with a direct grant for eight weeks of wages and rent to keep people on the payroll. Other provisions increase unemployment insurance, direct help to hospitals and deliver support to state and local governments,” Fortenberry added
Fortenberry Summary of Federal Response to Coronavirus: https://bit.ly/2vOmZIi