WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) today voted in support of the coronavirus emergency legislation that passed the Senate in a vote of 90-8.
“Over the last several weeks, America has been faced with the uncertainty of the risks, transmission and effects of the coronavirus, or COVID-19,” said Senator Crapo. “At the national, state, local and even household level, this pandemic has challenged our sense of normalcy and it has tested every institution of daily life we know. Earlier this month, I voted to support funding that would help bolster states’ responses to the virus, advance research to develop a vaccine, fund community health centers and provide for other emergency response mechanisms. Today, I voted to support broad, bipartisan emergency legislation that will provide relief to American families facing financial hardships.”
H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed out of the Senate today contains a number of provisions to provide relief to Americans by:
“I continue to thank those within the health care system and others on the frontlines of battling the coronavirus for their dedication to treating patients and working to find a life-saving vaccine,” Crapo added.
“The American people are resilient, and we will see the end of this challenge as we continue to work together. In the meantime, I encourage Idahoans and all Americans to take prudent measures to help stop the spread of this virus by adhering to updated guidance from our public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the White House. The next two weeks are critical, and that updated guidance includes:
“I remain in Washington, D.C., to continue my work for Idahoans. I am following CDC guidelines on hygiene practices. Effective Friday, March 14, my Washington, D.C., office moved to teleworking options, allowing my staff to work from home in order to reduce the spread of COVID19 in the capital region. My state staff have been instructed to take additional precautions in my regional offices, including but not limited to, limiting public and in-person interactions, and expanding telework options where necessary and possible. The work for Idahoans continues, and my staff are readily available to address your concerns.
“Now, our strong underlying economy needs our help, and I will continue working with my Senate colleagues and the Administration to move forward to assist workers, families and small businesses who face financial fallout during this extraordinarily difficult time.”
Idahoans can continue to find updated information from Governor Little’s central information portal at https://coronavirus.idaho.gov. Additional national guidance and information can be found through the CDC website at https://coronavrius.gov.