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FAH Applauds Comprehensive CARES Act, Urges Swift Passage by House

March 25, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Statement

WASHINGTON - FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of the CARES Act:

"Senate action on the CARES Act has been swift and comprehensive. Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer and the entire Senate are to be commended for meeting head-on the national challenge of COVID-19. 

"The progression of COVID-19 across the nation is an escalating threat and we urge the House to follow the Senate’s lead and quickly approve this essential measure.

"The CARES Act will ensure the flow of resources that provide caregivers and hospitals with the tools and equipment they need to treat desperately ill patients.

"It is vital the Congress remain engaged to take any next steps necessary to quell the crisis. We are confident our nation’s leaders will work together to support the care needed for those Americans who rely on a strong and available health care system."