Scott Statement on Introduction of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

March 23, 2020
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC Chairman Bobby Scott issued the following statement after House Democrats introduced the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.

“The most effective way to help the American people through this public health crisis is to provide direct, immediate, and prolonged financial relief. The Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act will give students, workers, and families the support they need and provides substantial funding to hospitals that will help save hundreds of thousands of lives.

“Rather than giving money to corporations and hoping it trickles down to workers, this proposal targets relief to those who need it the most. Millions of Americans desperately need relief, and every day that passes without a major stimulus package will create more hardship for people across the country. This proposal would serve as a lifeline to our families, our communities, and our economy.”

A summary of the bill is available here. Text of the bill is available here.

For a fact sheet on major provisions that will support workers, click here.

For a fact sheet on major provisions that will support students, educators, and institutions, click here

For a fact sheet on major provisions that will ensure workers and their families can access affordable health care, click here.

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