From the Office of Representative Gailliard District 25 REP. GAILLIARD SUPPORTS COVID-19 RESPONSE BILL THAT PASSES NC HOUSE


Policy Update

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2019-2020

· HEALTH

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Advocating for inclusive policies for Constituents in Nash County-Rocky Mount

From the Office of Representative Gailliard

District 25

300 North Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27603

919-733-5802

Policy Update

REP. GAILLIARD SUPPORTS COVID-19 RESPONSE BILL THAT PASSES NC HOUSE

Yesterday, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed its first major COVID-19 response bill.

“There are a lot of people and small businesses hurting right now and I am proud to support a relief package that will help.”

House Bill 1043 passed the NC House yesterday. It now goes to the NC Senate for its consideration. The NC Senate yesterday passed a bill with much lower levels of support for public schools, public health, and assistance to local areas.

There are a lot of good parts to our relief package, but here are a few highlights:

* $75 million in small business assistance loans through Golden LEAF

* $50 million for Private Protective Equipment (PPE) and other COVID-19 supplies

* $25 million for expanded testing and tracing needed to get NC back to work

* $125 million for grants to North Carolina hospitals

* $80 million to help local schools with school nutrition

* $70 million for summer K-12 learning programs

* $82 million for remote K-12 learning

* $35 million for K-12 mental health services

* $25 million for North Carolina’s community colleges

* $79 million for North Carolina’s universities

* $110 million to create a COVID-19 Response Research Fund in state universities to work on a vaccine and other innovations

* $300 million for transportation projects and jobs to make up for declining gas tax revenue that normally funds transportation

* $350 million for local governments struggling with COVID-19 costs

* $25 million to public health departments and rural providers

* $40 million for COVID-19 Medicaid costs

* $25 million for behavioral health

* $6 million to food banks

* $25 million for domestic violence shelters, housing, and adult/child protective services

* $2.25 million for foster care

* $25 million for rural and underserved areas hard hit by the epidemic

“I am glad to work across party lines to support this bill. It is not perfect, but will do a lot of good. I will keep working on needed long-term fixes that we did not address yesterday like Medicaid Expansion, strengthening the unemployment system for laid-off workers, and improved family leave.”

Representative James D. Gailliard

committed to:

The People of Nash County-Rocky Mount

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