03-26-20 CO Governor Polis Applauds Senate Passage of COVID-19 Bill

CO Governor Polis Applauds Senate Passage of COVID-19 Bill

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis released the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved a measure to provide critical funding for Colorado and other states to address COVID-19. The bill is expected to pass the House this week.

“As this pandemic continues, Coloradans should not be forced to go it alone and need the federal government to step up for the economic recovery. Thank goodness people will be getting a$1,200 cash payment and $500 per child. It doesn’t make up for the lost income, but it helps. I am grateful to Senator Bennet and Senator Gardner for their work to craft and shape this bipartisan bill,” said Gov. Polis. “I’m also thrilled to see small business support beyond loans and additional help beyond the $1200 payment to hard-hit workers, including those self-employed or making their way in Colorado’s gig economy, the bill more than doubles the average unemployment benefit by adding $600 to the weekly benefit.”

Last Friday, Gov. Polis sent a letter to the Congressional Delegation encouraging aid to states, cash payments to all Americans, assistance for workers and small businesses. The Governor has engaged with the delegation daily on multiple calls and efforts to prioritize these areas of federal relief.

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