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CHAIRMAN JEFFRIES STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE UPDATED HEROES ACT

WASHINGTON, DC – Upon the passage of House Democrats’ updated Heroes Act, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement:

“House Democrats acted for the people on May 15, when we passed the bipartisan Heroes Act to address the coronavirus pandemic in a comprehensive fashion. For months, President Trump and Senate Republicans did nothing. Over 120,000 Americans have succumbed to the virus during that period of time. Millions more were infected and lost employment. 

Given the level of pain, suffering and death in America, House Democrats have once again acted decisively to stop this deadly virus in its tracks and address the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each and every coronavirus death is one too many. Each and every eviction or foreclosure notice is one too many. Each and every hunger pang and pink slip is one too many. That is why House Democrats have passed the updated Heroes Act.

The American people need action. It’s time for President Trump and Senate Republicans to join us.”