Jamey Helgeson: Giving an update on coronavirus relief bill

Published 6:14 pm Friday, August 28, 2020

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Disability rights advocates must continue mounting the pressure on Congress. Senators returned home to their districts until Sept. 8 for summer recess without passing coronavirus relief legislation to address the dire needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support workforce.

The Senate must take up the House bill and provide solutions. Congress must pass a bill that includes dedicated funding for Medicaid home and community-based services, personal protective equipment (PPE), paid leave for all caregivers, and economic impact payments for all people with disabilities.

Please join us and urge the Senate to act now at https://bit.ly/3gt0EkU.

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