Oversight Committee Passes Long-Awaited $350 Billion Aid Package to Help States and Localities Combat Coronavirus Crisis

Feb 12, 2021
Press Release


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 12, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the Committee adopted a momentous package of $350 billion in critical assistance to help communities across the country battle coronavirus:

 

“Democrats in the House of Representatives came through for the American people this week.  I am so proud of my colleagues on the Oversight Committee who listened to governors, mayors, Tribes, territories, workers, industry officials, and others across the country who are in desperate need of critical funding to combat the coronavirus crisis.  Democrats fended off dozens of irrelevant Republican amendments—on everything from fossil fuels to abortion to immigration—that had absolutely nothing to do with helping families, communities, and local governments in need.  The American people cannot afford any more Republican delays.  Critical services must be restored, jobs must be saved, and local and state governments must finally receive the help they need to fight the pandemic.  That is exactly what our landmark legislation will do.”

 

The Committee’s provisions of the broader coronavirus package will allocate $350 billion for states, localities, Tribes, and territories; $570 million for emergency leave for federal and postal workers; and $117 million for oversight entities to promote transparency and accountability of all federal coronavirus relief funds.

 

Click here to read the overwhelming bipartisan support for coronavirus relief.

 

Click here to read a one-pager on the bill.

 

Click here to read the bill text and here to read the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

 

Click here to download approximate funding estimates.

 

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117th Congress