Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Greenstein: Senate Republican COVID Relief Proposal Fails to Meet Needs of Struggling Families, Economy

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a statement yesterday from Robert Greenstein, president, on the Senate Republican proposal for the next round of COVID relief legislation:

"The new Senate Republican COVID-19 plan announced today falls far short of meeting the needs of a nation reeling from a pandemic and economic crisis. It fails to provide anything close to the level of fiscal relief that states, territories, tribes, and localities need to avoid large-scale layoffs and budget cuts, which would prolong and deepen the recession. It fails to respond adequately to the millions of households struggling to afford food or pay the rent — particularly Black, Latino, and immigrant households, which have been hit especially hard. And, partly due to these inadequacies, it fails to provide the U.S. economy with sufficient support despite widespread projections that the economy will remain weak for a considerable time..." Read Greenstein's complete statement here