WEDNESDAY, 9AM MT: U.S. Representatives Haaland, Neguse, Horsford, Lee, Stanton to Hold Press Call, as Need for Local Government Funding and Support for Western Firefighters Grows

May 6, 2020
Press Release
While Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell says States should be Forced to File for Bankruptcy, Western Democrats are Fighting for Critical Aid that State and Local Governments Need to Pay Firefighters, Police, Healthcare Workers, Teachers and Others

Albuquerque, N.M. — Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) along with Representatives Joe Neguse (Colo.-02), Steven Horsford (Nev.-04), Susie Lee (Nev.-03), and Greg Stanton (Ariz.-09) will host a press call for regional reporters today, Wednesday, May 6, at 9:00 am MT to discuss the need for local government funding and support for western firefighters and frontline public service workers in next Coronavirus aid package. As western states prepare for wildfire season, support for local firefighters and funds for local fire departments are especially critical. Direct funds for local city and county governments are essential to ensure that emergency personnel, first responders, firefighters and police can continue working to safeguard the community. 

Western Democrats are fighting for critical aid that state and local governments need to pay healthcare workers, police, firefighters, teachers and other frontline public service workers during the crisis. But, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – who blocked such aid in the most recent package – recently said he believes states should be forced to file bankruptcy, putting the livelihoods of frontline public service workers at risk.  

Members will give remarks and be available to answer Q&A

***Members of the media should RSVP to for dial in information.***

WHO:            Deb Haaland, U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 1st District            

                      Joe Neguse, U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 2nd District 

                      Steven Horsford, U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 4th District

                      Susie Lee, U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 3rd District

                      Greg Stanton, U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 9th District 

                        Additional speakers may be added


WHAT:          Press Call, As Need for Local Government Funding and Support for Western 

                      Firefighters Grows


WHEN:         TODAY, Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00am MT


Members of the media should please RSVP to for dial in information.