Congressman Ron Wright’s Statement on the CARES Act (H.R. 748)
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) made the following statement on the passage of the CARES Act (H.R. 748):
“I commend my colleagues in the House for passing the CARES Act this afternoon.
The rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has created an unprecedented health crisis for Texas and our country. Over the past few weeks we have seen Americans come together and pick each other up in ways we have never seen before—neighbors helping neighbors, businesses helping businesses.
Our job in Congress during this crisis is to provide support to American families, workers, and small businesses until the COVID-19 threat is no longer a threat, or as President Trump says, until we win this war. The CARES Act provides immediate economic relief in the form of direct payments to middle-class families, expands emergency loans and resources for small businesses so they can survive this crisis and keep hard-working Americans on their payroll, and gives much-needed relief to our churches and nonprofits.
This legislation also provides funding to state and local governments, so they can continue to keep our communities safe, and most importantly gets resources in the hands of our healthcare professionals fighting this battle on the front lines. Every day we are learning more about COVID-19 and innovative ways to combat this pandemic. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and in the Administration to protect the health and safety of Americans.
To all our medical professionals, postal workers, truck drivers, supermarket & warehouse employees, and delivery drivers that are going above and beyond to carry Americans through this crisis—Thank you.”