Carbajal statement on House passage of CARES coronavirus response bill
Rep. Salud Carbajal released the following statement on today’s House passage of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third coronavirus relief package passed by Congress. It is now headed to the president’s desk.
“This bill will provide much-needed support and relief to workers, families, small businesses and communities across the country, and it is a significant improvement over the partisan bill initially proposed by Senate Republicans,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal. “On California’s Central Coast, I’ve been speaking with workers, families, small business owners, health professionals and more, and I’ve been relaying our community’s concerns back to Washington as we work to provide aid. I’m proud to see some of our community’s requests in this package—including increased unemployment benefits, more relief for small businesses, hospital and health system investments, support for our agriculture industry and student loan assistance—and I will keep fighting for the Central Coast and frontline workers as we continue to address this crisis.
“While there is more to be done to combat the impact of coronavirus across our nation, I’m proud we passed this bipartisan bill and I urge the president to sign it into law.”
The CARES Act is the third bipartisan coronavirus relief package passed by Congress. The previous two bills allocate billions in funding for coronavirus relief; provide free coronavirus testing for those who need, including the uninsured; extend additional loan support for small businesses; extend unemployment benefits; enhance food security programs; fund vaccine research and public health centers; among other provisions.
This latest piece of legislation adds to national coronavirus relief efforts by:
Here is a video of the congressman heading to vote today.
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th Congressional District, encompassing all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, and part of Ventura County.