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The last federal coronavirus relief bill, coming in at $2.2 trillion, is the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history. Rep. Dean Phillips wanted to make sure the money gets used in the way it’s intended.
Minnesotans in Congress lined up Friday behind the massive, $2.2 trillion stimulus package to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they looked ahead to what else is needed to respond to the unprecedented crisis.
The shortage of supplies for frontline health workers is so severe in her district that Rep. Elissa Slotkin has started texting sewing patterns of DIY face masks to embroidery companies. In between, she’s making nonstop calls to the governor's staff, hospitals and other state leaders to seek help for her constituents from the coronavirus pandemic.
Minnesota’s Democratic U.S. Congress members are asking President Donald Trump’s administration to speed up medical supply deliveries to Minnesota from the national stockpile to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota's 10 Congressional delegates on Thursday, March 19, called on the federal Small Business Administration to free up Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
At least three congressional staffers and two members of Congress have tested positive for the coronavirus.
As a consequence of the outbreak, the U.S. Capitol Sergeant at Arms has ordered limited access to the Capitol building and members’ offices until April. And all Capitol Visitor Center tours have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Sitting at a folding table in a dimly lit room, Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips explained his plans regarding healthcare, education, and gun control. For the freshman congressman, these issues are not just topics he cares about, they are issues his constituents care about as well.
With Donald Trump knee-deep in denial over the threat of the coronavirus, dismissing the highly contagious virus as nothing more than a media hoax that a little sunlight could fix until two days ago, the onus fell to other elected officials to fill the messaging vacuum and put together emergency legislation intended to stymie the impending health and economic crisis.
President Trump has signed off on a host of new resources to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Now Americans need to learn how to access these services.