Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently joined 42 Senate colleagues in urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell to protect at-risk Americans in the next COVID-19 pandemic relief package. The Senators are pushing for Congress to affirm its commitment to securing the health and well-being of older adults, people with disabilities, children, Indian Tribes, communities of color, and low-income families. The letter advocates for strengthening Medicaid, improving the safety of nursing homes, and investing in home and community-based services.
“We are eager to work with you and Senate Republicans to craft legislation to provide the health and safety protections families deserve, alleviate the economic calamity the country is experiencing, and relieve the profound suffering that this pandemic has wrought,” wrote the lawmakers. “We strongly urge you to prioritize the solutions outlined above and to abandon a fruitless campaign to secure sweeping liability shields.”
A full copy of the letter can be found HERE.