Maloney, Oversight Committee Deliver $350B COVID Aid Package for States & Localities
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, announced that the Committee adopted a momentous package of $350 billion in critical assistance to help communities across the country battle the coronavirus. This package is part of House Democrats’ larger coronavirus relief package modeled on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
“Democrats in the House of Representatives came through for the American people this week,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “I am so proud of my colleagues on the Oversight Committee who listened to governors, mayors, Tribes, territories, workers, industry officials, and others across the country who are in desperate need of critical funding to combat the coronavirus crisis. And I am pleased to report that with this bill, New York and its localities can expect a total of $23.3 billion in aid, with the State receiving an estimated $12.7 billion in direct aid and NYC an estimated $5.6 billion. Having been the epicenter of the pandemic in the early months, our city and state are in desperate need for this relief which will help keep our first responders, teachers, frontline workers, and other essential workers safely on the job.
“This landmark legislation means that critical services can be restored, jobs will be saved, and that local and state governments across the country will finally receive the help they need to fight the pandemic.”
The Committee’s provisions of the broader coronavirus package will allocate $350 billion for states, localities, Tribes, and territories; $570 million for emergency leave for federal and postal workers; and $117 million for oversight entities to promote transparency and accountability of all federal coronavirus relief funds.
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