Pa. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says Biden should get started on coronavirus relief plan immediately

Written by on November 9, 2020

Pa. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says Biden should get started on coronavirus relief plan immediately

By Brad Klein

November 9, 2020

A nurse of the Public Health Service prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine at the Don Orione rest home in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. Elderly at Don Orione rest home received the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday in Rome, in a second round of vaccinations following those for health workers last week. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Results in Pennsylvania clinched a victory for the Biden/Harris ticket on Saturday. 

One of the state’s U.S. Senators is already looking ahead to legislative priorities. 

Speaking with NPR, Democrat Bob Casey said the country’s need for a COVID relief bill cannot wait until the next administration takes office.

“We need a relief bill right now, for food security, more money for Medicaid, more money for state and local governments, a strategy to get deaths down in nursing homes, which is a tragedy within the larger tragedy. So a lot of work to do to get that done. We should start that now, long before there’s a new administration.”

Senator Casey also called for a ‘New Deal’ type jobs program to aid in economic recovery from the pandemic.

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