MIDDLE CLASS HEALTH BENEFITS TAX REPEAL ACT OF 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 65
(Extensions of Remarks - April 03, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                               speech of

                         HON. DAVID B. McKINLEY

                            of west virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, March 27, 2020

  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Speaker, in times of crisis the American people 
look to their elected officials to step up and work together to do what 
is best for the country. The CARES Act is an unprecedented response to 
a public health and economic emergency unlike any we've seen before.
  Americans are facing something many of them have never encountered 
before. The coronavirus is threatening the health of their loved ones 
as well as their financial livelihoods. Leaving them feeling worried 
and scared. This bill will give the health care professionals and 
researchers on the front lines the resources they need to fight the 
virus and ultimately develop a vaccine and cure. It will help 
individuals feeling financial hardship by providing economic assistance 
and expanding unemployment benefits for those who have lost their jobs. 
It will help small businesses stay alive and maintain payroll during 
this period of distress. It will ensure children receive the nutrition 
they need while schools are closed.
  Now is a time for all Americans to pull together to help fight this 
invisible enemy. This is the third time Congress has acted in response 
to this crisis. More action will likely be needed, but this legislation 
represents an important step to give Americans confidence that the 
government can meet this public health and economic challenge.