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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Votes to Pass COVID-19 Relief/Government Funding Agreement

Dec 21, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), incoming Chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus, addressed the nation from the House floor in advance of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 133, an agreement to fund the federal government and related agencies through Fiscal Year 2021 as well as to provide direct relief to American workers, families, and small businesses struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Beatty’s statement reads:

"I rise today to support this legislation because my constituents desperately need unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, food assistance, eviction moratorium, small business relief, minority deposit institutions’ and community development financial institutions’ assistance, and other important protections in this bill.

Seven months after the House passed The Heroes Act, Republicans have finally relented to allow more support to the American people who are struggling through the three pandemics: COVID-19, economic hardship, and social injustice.

So, let me be clear: the GOP has had a knee on Americans’ necks by holding this bill up, and it still falls short of what we need to get through this crisis.

But I will continue to stand up for the constituents of Ohio’s Third Congressional District and for people across this nation. 

And I will work with my colleagues and the Biden Administration to get people the support they need to build back better.      

Thank you, and I yield back.”

An archived recording of Beatty’s speech can be viewed on YouTube.

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