Gary Peters

08/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/08/2020 18:06

Peters Statement on Trump’s Coronavirus Executive Actions

08.08.20

DETROIT, MI -U.S. Senator Gary Peters released the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions related to Coronavirus relief.

'We are facing the worst public health and economic crisis in generations and the President's actions fall way short of what Michigan families and small businesses urgently need. I am disappointed the President chose to act unilaterally instead of doing the hard work to reach a bipartisan agreement with Congress. He alone cannot fix this crisis - it will continue to take everyone working together to provide robust federal unemployment benefits for those who lost their jobs through no fault of their own because of this pandemic and to deliver relief for families, small businesses and schools working to safely teach students.

'We need more funding for testing, which is critical to containing Coronavirus outbreaks and safely reopening our economy. It is also important we support communities that are on the frontlines of virus response efforts and are facing massive budget shortfalls because of this unprecedented crisis, which may result in cuts to emergency services and layoffs for teachers, firefighters, and law enforcement among others. I remain willing to work in a bipartisan manner to pass Coronavirus relief legislation that delivers the resources Michiganders need.'