Bustos Statement on Trump Refusal to Continue COVID-19 Negotiations

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement after President Trump announced via Twitter that he is refusing to continue good-faith negotiations on the next COVID-19 package until after the election:

“I’m grateful President Trump received the highest-quality medical care and treatment after his COVID-19 diagnosis. 

“But the millions of Americans who have tested positive for COVID – not to mention the hundreds of thousands who have died – deserve an effort from the President worthy of their loss and sacrifice.

“Refusing to negotiate in good faith is refusing to take action to heal a country in pain. We must persist for those who we have lost, those who are sick, those unemployed and those struggling to feed their families. What we do now impacts the health of our people and the health of our nation. The President should join House Democrats and pass much-needed relief.”