Statement from Congressman Steven Horsford on the FY 2021 Joint Budget Resolution

February 1, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed a FY 2021 Joint Budget Resolution to help Congress quickly pass much-needed COVID-19 relief, Congressman Steven Horsford released the following statement:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Nevada's economy, with too many families out-of-work or struggling. Our communities are counting on Congress to provide relief now,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “I commend President Biden’s efforts to engage my Republican colleagues on a bipartisan COVID-19 package. As a member of the House Budget Committee, I am committed to keeping all our legislative options open to deliver immediate assistance to Nevada families, workers, and small businesses. We must crush this virus and work towards a full economic recovery for all.”

This Joint Budget Resolution provides a key framework to quickly pass COVID-19 relief for families in need. The Resolution filed today includes instructions to provide:

  • Direct economic relief payments to families and individuals
  • Funding for vaccines, testing, public health programs, childcare, and safe return to in-person learning
  • Relief for small businesses, with additional grants that are specifically targeted to help job-creating entertainment venues in Nevada’s 4th District and across the country
  • Hunger relief through the SNAP, WIC, and Pandemic-EBT programs
  • Expanded unemployment insurance with a $400/week federal enhancement through September 2021
  • Support for health care (including mental health and telehealth) programs to keep Nevada’s veterans healthy and protected from COVID-19
  • Funding for health care, education, and social services in Native American communities
  • Support for grant programs to help low-income and minority communities, which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
  • Relief for rent and mortgage payments, as well as assistance for those who have lost their homes
  • Support for expanded production of PPE and medical supplies through the Defense Production Act
  • Investments in broadband and distance learning to close the digital divide and help students learn during this challenging time

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