Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García Votes for Relief for Families, Small Businesses

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Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) voted to advance H.R 925, the revised HEROES Act, which passed the House of Representatives 214-207. The legislation would provide more than $2 trillion dollars in comprehensive relief to families, small businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments. “Frontline workers, working parents, and the small businesses and families I represent cannot wait another day for relief. House Democrats passed the HEROES relief package more than 4 months ago, and since then Republicans have done nothing while thousands are laid off, evicted, and left without health insurance. Yet again we voted to give American families the relief they need and offered common ground and compromise–still not a single Republican would meet us halfway. Congressman García introduced or advocated for many of the measures included in this new package, including:
• New PPE requirements for owners and operators of passenger and freight transportation facilities to keep workers safe;

• U.S. support for a large issuance of Special Drawing Rights by the International Monetary Fund to help developing countries recover from the COVID-19 crisis at no cost to the U.S.;

• $50 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance to help keep tenants in their homes;

• A moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through March of 2021.

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