Sen. Casey Advocates for Democratic Priorities in Proposed Relief Bill

Written by on July 24, 2020

Sen. Casey Advocates for Democratic Priorities in Proposed Relief Bill

By Brad Klein

July 24, 2020

Screenshot of an interview with Senator Bob Casey. Photo | Ben Stemrich / WLVR

As Senate Republicans and the White House worked on their version of a Coronavirus Relief Bill on Wednesday, Pennsylvania Senator, Bob Casey called for massive funding of State and Local Governments.

Flanked by representatives of organized labor, and front line health care workers, Senator Casey, a Democrat, emphasized aspects of the Heroes Act passed by the House over a month ago. 

Notably, he repeated calls to the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to preserve $500 billion dollars for states, and $375 billion for local governments. The Covid-19 Pandemic is projected to devastate State and Local budgets.

“And we know that as surely as night follows day, when a state government, blue state, red state or purple state…when their budgets are squeezed and they have to reduce spending we know where the cuts will come. They will come to education, human services, they will hurt all of us in one way or another if these states don’t get help,” said Casey.

Republicans are divided over the relief bill, forcing McConnell and the White House to work with Democrats to pass any measure. 

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