Congresswoman Escobar Votes for the Bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) voted for H.R. 6201, the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a critical legislation to support El Paso families facing the COVID-19 public health threat.
“As El Pasoans learn about the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus, I’m putting families first by supporting critical legislation that appropriates funds to ensure free coronavirus testing for every El Pasoan who needs a test, including the uninsured, and protects the economic and food security of workers and their families,” said Congresswoman Escobar.
“The health and safety of El Pasoans is my top priority and I will continue to legislate to protect their well-being in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Last week, Congresswoman Escobar voted for an emergency coronavirus response package of $8.3 billion which included funding for vaccine development, support for state and local governments, and assistance for affected small businesses. This bipartisan package, negotiated by House Democrats, was signed by President Trump.