Mar 18 2020

Caldwell Journal

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) voted in favor of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, bipartisan legislation that will provide resources to combat coronavirus. The bill establishes an emergency paid leave program, increases unemployment benefits, and provides food aid during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I am proud we were able to set partisan differences aside and work together to pass these bipartisan solutions to help slow the spread of coronavirus by ensuring access to free testing to all North Carolinians and providing a stronger temporary social safety net,” said Senator Tillis. “Congress is united against a common enemy and we will work tirelessly to protect the physical and economic health of the American people. I will continue to work on a bipartisan basis to find solutions and relief for North Carolina families to get through this crisis.”

Earlier this month, Senator Tillis helped secure $13.8 million for North Carolina’s immediate emergency preparedness efforts, with more resources to become available in the coming weeks, as part of legislation providing funding also helped to strengthen the national stockpile of medical supplies and health system preparedness and increased access to telehealth services.

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