It wasn’t easy, but we got it done. After Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democrats wasted critical days holding the latest Coronavirus relief package hostage, Congress has come back together to vote on a critical bill that will send financial assistance home NOW.
Here are key parts of this bill I know will be a huge help to Texans:
** From the beginning, I was resolute that relief money to help large industries must be used to keep employees on the payroll and the lights turned on until business returned to normal. Not a single penny ought to be used to boost executive compensation or purchase stocks and bonds.
This bill will also send money to state and local governments to strengthen their community’s response efforts, including $850 million directly to law enforcement officers for personal protective equipment and overtime. $100 billion will also go to support other heroes on the front lines: our community hospitals (especially rural hospitals), telehealth providers, and health care workers.
There’s no other way to put it: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer tried to exploit Americans’ fear and pain in order to push non-related, Liberal priorities onto this bill. They weren’t successful, and this final bill looks close to the original. I expect voters will remember how Democrats wasted precious time playing politics during an unprecedented crisis.
I’ll continue to keep you updated on my work in Washington. Until then, be safe… follow CDC guidelines, stay home as much as possible, and take care of one another. We’re in this together, and we will get through it.
Stand with Senator John Cornyn!