In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren NYT Op-Ed: To Fight the Pandemic, Here's My Must-Do List
"The Senate needs to act now. There is no time to waste."
Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in the New York Times about what the Senate must do to contain the coronavirus and provide the funding so that our economy, our schools and our families can begin to recover. She emphasized that those who frame the debate as one of health versus economics are missing the point. It is not possible to fix the economy without first containing the virus.
Read the full op-ed here. Key sections below:
Americans stayed at home and sacrificed for months to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. That gave us time to take the steps needed to address the pandemic -- but President Trump squandered it, refusing to issue national stay-at-home guidelines, failing to set up a national testing operation and fumbling production of personal protective equipment. Now, Congress must again act as this continues to spiral out of control.
Those who frame the debate as one of health versus economics are missing the point. It is not possible to fix the economy without first containing the virus. We need a bold, ambitious legislative response that does four things: brings the virus under control; gets our schools, child care centers, businesses, and state and local governments the resources they need; addresses the burdens on communities of color; and supports struggling families who don't know when the next paycheck will come.
Our constituents are counting on us to deliver the relief they desperately need. The House passed a relief bill over two months ago. Now the Senate must act to contain the virus and to provide the funding so that our economy, our schools and our families can begin to recover. This is about saving lives and livelihoods - and we don't have time to waste.
Read the full op-ed here.
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