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Rep. Taylor Supports Second Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental

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Washington, March 14, 2020 | Anna R. McCormack ((202) 570-0927) | comments
Congressman Van Taylor voted in favor of legislation to provide additional emergency funding to combat coronavirus.
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WASHINGTON - Early this morning, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) voted in favor of legislation to provide additional emergency funding to combat coronavirus.

After President Donal Trump declared a National Emergency yesterday, lawmakers brought H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, to the House Floor for consideration. H.R. 6201 provides additional authorities and resources for the U.S. response to coronavirus.

After voting in favor of the legislation, Congressman Taylor released the following statement: 

"This bicameral legislation exemplifies bipartisan efforts to address this public emergency head on. This bill expands access to testing and helps working Americans who may be ill, quarantined, or caring for a loved one make ends meet. Increased flexibility from this legislation will provide low-income children access to food if school districts close and increases telehealth services, helping to alleviate stress on hospitals and healthcare facilities."

H.R. 6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was passed today, Saturday, March 14, 2020 by a vote of 363 to 40. Text of the legislation can be found here.

Background
Last week, Congress passed H.R. 6201, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $7.8 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for the United States response to coronavirus.

Please visit VanTaylor.house.gov/coronavirus for regular updates on this evolving situation.

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services.

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