03/14/2020 | Press release | Archived content
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6201, the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, the economic package in response to the coronavirus:
'The top priority right now is for people to take the steps necessary to be safe. Congress has been working very closely with the Trump administration to ensure that federal and state agencies have the resources they need to mitigate this public health threat. In addition to this package, we have already taken steps to appropriate nearly $8.4 billion in funding for the appropriate federal agencies tasked with responding to the coronavirus, and President Trump has taken the necessary steps to curb travel from the core outbreak regions.
'As steps are taken to address this concern, I will continue to monitor progress and stand ready to support future actions as need warrants. I feel confident we will get through this together as a nation and encourage everyone to be vigilant in basic health precautions, faithful in prayer, and positive in attitude and support of those around you,' Hartzler said.