Congressman Kim Votes to Pass Bill to Help Americans Vulnerable to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 14, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Kim Votes to Pass Bill to Help Americans Vulnerable to Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill that provides bold action to protect those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this month, the Congressman voted to pass emergency funding to help respond to the outbreak crisis. Information about the funding passed in the supplemental package can be found here. Of those funds, $14 million have already gone to help contain the outbreak in New Jersey.

“The help provided in this bill directly addresses the concerns I’ve heard from health experts, business leaders and so many others in our community trying to immediately contain this outbreak,” said Congressman Kim. “This bill doesn’t solve everything; we still need more testing kits, more medical supplies, and a greater public awareness to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. We also need to recognize that these measures are only meant to stabilize the economic shocks so many American families will feel during this crisis. We stand at the precipice of a recession that would have a massive impact on working New Jerseyans. We need to make sure everything is done to learn from the lessons of the past and put their economic health first.”

In the past weeks, Congressman Kim and his office have coordinated communications with leaders from major hospital systems, health departments, and senior community leaders across Ocean and Burlington Counties to hear their concerns about the Coronavirus and ensure they have the resources and support needed to keep us safe. Congressman Kim also was joined by colleagues in the New Jersey delegation in calling for the CDC to address testing delays, which have slowed the state’s response to the outbreak.

Congressman Kim is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.