Bustos Statement on Senate Coronavirus Bill Agreement

“The American people need Congress and the President to come together to put forward a bold legislative package that will support our workers and families as our nation weathers this storm. Time is of the essence as we look to deliver a strong deal for America’s families and this bipartisan agreement is a significant step forward in delivering relief,” said Congresswoman Bustos.

Highlights of the Package Include:

  • A significant investment in hospitals, the health system and state and local governments, in order to provide them the resources needed during this emergency.
  • A massive increase in Unemployment Insurance benefits, to match the average paycheck of laid-off or furloughed workers.
  • A significant expansion of relief for small businesses. Rent, mortgage and utility costs will also be eligible for SBA loan forgiveness.
  • Additional oversight requirements to ensure that the provisions funded by taxpayers benefit taxpayers.