Upton: House passes bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today voted for and the U.S. House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will now advance to be signed by President Donald Trump into law.
“Last night, I drove from Michigan to Washington, D.C. to ensure I was there in person to advocate for this historic bill and make sure it got done. Despite one colleague who tried to delay this overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation - and therefore disrupt when Americans would start seeing relief - we had a quorum of members present and were able to get it across the finish line. Folks need help right now, and the CARES Act delivers that help,” Upton said. “The coronavirus stimulus bill will provide immediate relief to Michigan families, workers, hospitals, and businesses as we all work to overcome the coronavirus crisis. Not only does the legislation help protect job security in the short-term for small businesses, it also allows for direct financial assistance to individuals and enhances unemployment insurance. The American spirit remains strong - we will get through this crisis, just as we have always done.”
Upton spoke on the U.S. House floor earlier today in support of the legislation, which includes: