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Walberg Votes for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 14, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, bipartisan legislation that supports hardworking families by providing free Coronavirus testing, targeted paid sick leave for affected workers and caregivers, and flexibility for small businesses. H.R. 6201, which passed the House by a 363-40 vote, builds on the bipartisan $8 billion emergency funding package passed last week to help combat the Coronavirus.

“As more communities in Michigan announce confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, I remain committed to working with federal, state, and local officials to protect the health and well-being of our citizens,” said Walberg. “This bipartisan legislation takes additional action to ensure free testing and lend a helping hand to workers and small businesses facing economic hardship. As we fight the Coronavirus, it is important that everyone continue to exercise precautions, practice good hygiene, and be particularly mindful of vulnerable populations. As Americans, we will overcome this together.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone take basic preventative steps to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, including washing your hands often, avoiding touching your face, and staying home when you are sick. For additional updates and information, constituents can visit walberg.house.gov/coronavirus and CDC.gov.

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