Cantwell Applauds Passage of Families First Act, Calls for More Congressional Actions to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after voting for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

“I’m glad that communities that really need our help on testing and health care, like Tribal communities and veterans, will be receiving funding. It also includes funding to help states deliver meals to seniors stuck at home and continue school lunch programs, because people shouldn’t have to choose between flattening the curve and eating.

“This is another good step as we continue to fight this crisis, but Congress still has more to do to support workers, small businesses, and critical industries that employ millions of Americans.”

The legislation, which will provide billions of dollars to continue the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, passed the Senate 90-8 today and now heads to the president to be signed into law.