Rose Helps Pass Emergency Coronavirus Relief, Sending Over $40 Billion to New York
In speech on house floor prior to vote, Congressman urged immediate action to provide much needed relief: ‘I rise today in support of this bill, because each and every day New Yorkers, people in my own community, are dying … this is just the beginning. More work will need to be done. New York needs more help, but we're Americans and we can get the job done’
Watch Rose’s floor speech HERE.
Congressman Max Rose voted today to pass the historic, bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide over $40 billion in much-needed relief to New York. The legislation, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, was passed by the House of Representatives by a voice vote and heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Prior to the vote, Rose delivered a speech on the House floor highlighting the immediate need for relief.
“I rise today in support of this bill, because each and every day New Yorkers, people in my own community, are dying,” said Rose on the House floor. “I rise today in support of this bill because our front line soldiers of this war are nurses and our doctors and they need masks. I rise today because days from now, weeks from now, new Yorkers will need thousands of more ventilators. I rise today because hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have been laid off. And I rise today in support of this bill because this virus doesn't see party affiliation and today we rise as Americans, not Democrats or Republicans. And lastly, I rise today in support of this bill because this is just the beginning. More work will need to be done. New York needs more help, but we're Americans and we can get the job done.”
Included in the bipartisan CARES Act is:
Estimated $15.5 billion in direct payments to New Yorkers
Estimated $15 billion for New York of $260 billion in Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits
$7.5 billion for New York from the State and Local Government Coronavirus Relief Fund
At least $2 billion for New York from the Education Stabilization Fund
A new $30.75 billion Education Stabilization Fund provide states with flexibility to support elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary education.
Billions directly for New York hospitals out of $200 Billion for our hospitals, health care workers, and health research
More than $375 billion in small business relief
$3.8 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of $25 billion in grants to transit agencies for operating expenses, payments to furloughed workers, worker protections, and compensation for lost revenue.
Billions from the $45 billion for FEMA Disaster Relief Fund (DRF)
$45 million for New York of the $850 million for Byrne-Justice Assistance Grants to support state and local police departments to purchase PPE and medical items, support overtime for officers, and meet other local needs. Based on FY2019 formula awards, estimates include:
$192 million in Emergency Solutions Grants for New York of $2 billion awarded to states within 30 days. Funding will support families and individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as additional homeless assistance to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
$37.3 million to New York City and New York State out of $750 million in CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness funding for health agencies with strategic planning and strengthen public health preparedness capabilities.