Aguilar Votes to Pass $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 925, the updated Heroes Act. The bill provides $2.2 trillion in coronavirus relief for the American people, including a second round of direct payments to most Americans, modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support small businesses, rent assistance funding, funding for schools to safely teach students, and an extension of federal supplemental unemployment benefits through January 31, 2021. The bill also includes additional funding for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination efforts.
“From the beginning, it’s been painfully clear that members of our community need support to navigate this crisis. I was proud to vote for this bill, which will help Inland Empire residents and businesses make ends meet, allow families to stay in their homes, and give us the resources we need for more widespread testing and treatment. Now, the Senate must put politics aside and act quickly to pass this much-needed assistance for the American people,” said Aguilar.
Rep. Aguilar serves as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, the committee responsible for federal funding bills like H.R. 925. Today’s bill was introduced after months of inaction by the Republican Senate on the Heroes Act, a larger coronavirus relief package passed by the House on May 15, 2020.