March 17, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) voted YES on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). He made the following statement:
“Last night I voted YES on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).
As COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, continues to sweep through our nation, my main priority is to ensure that the people of the 6th District have the resources they need to keep their families safe. Although this legislation is not perfect; it will provide critical assistance in the days and weeks ahead as we fight the COVID-19 threat.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides the tools we need to enable the private sector to work with the federal government in achieving the Administration’s goal of free COBVID-19 testing. This means whoever needs a test will be able to get a test while also eliminating copay requirements for service members and veterans.
This legislation also delivers on President Trump’s promise to provide financial assistance for hard-working Americans who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to COVID-19 through a tax credit rather than government mandates. Republicans were also able to ensure that small business mandates are temporary for the life of the emergency only, ensuring the pro-life Hyde protections remain in tact.
Our nation is fighting an unprecedented health crisis and I applaud the President for declaring a national emergency. Congress must continue to act in a bipartisan way to give the President and his Administration the resources they need to put the health of Americans first.”