Kansas Senators react to the passage of the CARES Act

March 26, 2020 - 5:06 am
Kansas Senators react to the passage of the CARES Act

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The U.S. Senate passed a 2.2 trillion dollar economic aid package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Every Senator voted for the bill, including Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.  In a statement Sen. Roberts said The CARES Act provides one of the most powerful and timely economic relief packages in our nation’s history.

"You know when our country is in trouble, Congress must put politics aside and work together," said Roberts.  "Now unfortunately it took a while... it took a week.  But the Senate finally passed this crucial legislation.  Now it is vital that our colleagues in the House work together to swiftly pass it, so Kansans get the relief they need."

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran released a statement that read in part, "The CARES Act is far from perfect and includes many provisions I would not support in ordinary circumstances, but hospitals need supplies, small businesses need loans, farmers and ranchers need certainty and folks who are out of work, through no fault of their own, need relief."

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