03-24-2020 Coronavirus Floor Speech PLAY

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– U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor where she addressed her frustration with partisan gridlock that has stalled Phase Three of coronavirus relief package. With the outbreak of COVID-19 sweeping through the United States and increasing numbers of infections in West Virginia, Senator Capito realizes the urgency of the federal government’s response. Senator Capito spoke on the importance and necessity of getting Americans back to work, supporting our healthcare workers, and making sure our hospitals in West Virginia have full access to the resources they need.

“We have a bill before us—we’ve had it before us for several days, and it’s appropriately called the CARES Act because it takes care of a lot of the priorities and issues that we’ve been talking about, that we hear about in our teletownhalls, or talking to our neighbors and talking to our constituents. The urgency of not now, but yesterday. We face a great public health threat, and we face a severe threat to our economy. I’m a total optimist about everything. My glass is always half full, and I know we’re going to get through this. I know we’re going to survive it, and I know we’re going to be better for it because we’re going to learn lessons,” Senator Capito said during her speech.

Senator Capito launched a page on her website to help bring current and accurate information to West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE to access the webpage for the latest updates and resources.


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