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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas)

Rep. Estes Applauds Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kansas) released the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation.  “After months of an unnecessary political stalemate, Congress was able to pass much-needed relief for workers, families and small businesses,” said Rep. Estes. “The legislation includes critical wins for Kansas, such as providing direct payments to Kansas families, reopening the Paycheck Protection Program, eliminating surprise medical billing, and extending the timeframe for state and local governments to utilize existing COVID-19-related aid.  “The legislation also offers key assistance for rural Kansas, including $300 million to build out rural broadband and a new designation for rural hospitals to maintain their viability.  “Republicans and Democrats have agreed on much of what passed today for months, but relief negations stalled as Speaker Pelosi refused to allow a House floor vote on bipartisan elements without her party’s partisan wishlist.”  Today’s COVID-19 relief package builds on previous bipartisan legislation and passed 359 to 53.  Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. MIL OSI USA News