Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA)
October 1, 2020
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) statement following the passage of the HEROES Act:
“We need a bipartisan deal that can actually be signed into law and get money into the hands of people who need it right now. And we all know that won’t happen with this HEROES bill.
“There is a lot in this bill I support and some things I don’t. The deal Secretary Mnuchin put forward is inadequate, and the people we’re negotiating with don’t seem to care if we do anything at all. They are perfectly fine with government doing nothing to help people who are struggling.
“So, the reality is this: We can take their deal and save the jobs of thousands of airline workers in my district, or they get laid off. We can get $400 for unemployed workers and another round of stimulus checks, or nothing. We can get some funding for state and local governments, or none. We can get new funding for small businesses, or not.
“Republican leaders are fine with nothing, but I’m not. Democrats actually care about helping these people. That’s why we should take the money that’s on the table so we can save jobs and help people survive this pandemic right now.
“Then we need to win in November.”