U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the coronavirus emergency funding package today:
“Despite partisan attempts to attack President Trump for political gain, Congress was able to come together to pass a comprehensive supplemental appropriation to combat the coronavirus. Today’s package equips the Trump Administration with the tools it needs and builds on the President’s effort to proactively combat the spread of the virus. We must remain vigilant, responsive, and ready to assist as needed.”
The $8.3 billion emergency funding package includes over $2 billion for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over $3 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund under the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as $20 million for administrative expenses related to increased loan volume to help businesses affected by the outbreak.