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Rep. TJ Cox's statement on updated Heroes Act

Congressman T.J. Cox
Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 19:25:29-04

On Thursday, Rep. TJ Cox, CA-21, released the following statement after the House passed the updated Heroes Act, a $2.2 trillion bill that would strengthen the response to COVID-19 and provide critical relief for families, workers, and businesses to deal with the economic hardships caused by the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single part of our daily lives. We all know someone in the Central Valley who has had their business or their safety threatened by the Coronavirus. The CARES Act was a great step in helping Americans get through this crisis, but my colleagues in Congress and I knew more needed to be done. That’s why we passed the Heroes Act, to ensure that the American people got the assistance they needed to make it through this pandemic. I urge my colleagues in the Senate and the Trump administration to ensure this plan becomes a reality,” said Rep. Cox.

The updated Heroes Act includes important provisions that will help the people of the Central Valley.

Provisions have been made for families, workers, and students; for access to healthcare and strengthening our pandemic response; for our frontline workers and state and local governments; for small businesses; for farmers and producers; to protect payrolls; to bolster housing assistance as well as safeguards for the democracy.

Read the full revised Heroes Act text here.