Haaland Votes for Coronavirus Emergency Funding to Help Keep Families Safe and Healthy

March 4, 2020
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Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after she voted to pass the emergency funding to combat coronavirus. H.R. 6074, Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act is a strong $8.3 billion emergency supplemental package that will help prepare for the scale and seriousness of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus. It includes $950 million for state and local health agencies to conduct vital public health activities such as surveillance, laboratory testing, infection control, contact tracing, and mitigation. Haaland worked with leadership to ensure the supplemental funding bill specifically includes $40 million for tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes and language for tribal reimbursements. 

“Everyone in our country should feel secure that we’re doing everything we can to address this health emergency, but the Trump Administration’s lack of focus on emergency preparedness puts our country at risk. The House passed a bipartisan funding bill that will help keep families safe and healthy. My team and I are in close communication with local, state, and national health agencies so that my office is ready to help as we face this public health emergency,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland.

This week, Haaland launched a bilingual Coronavirus Info Center on her website to ensure residents in the district have easy access to prevention measures and the latest official information.