Dr. Joyce Statement on Coronavirus Relief

March 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) released the following statement on the House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide immediate relief for American families, workers, small businesses, and health care workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

“As our nation fights a war against an invisible enemy, it is more important than ever for Congress to support the American families, workers, small businesses, and frontline health care workers bearing the brunt of this public health crisis. We cannot allow the coronavirus to shut down the American Dream. The CARES Act will deliver compassionate, targeted relief for the American people as we battle coronavirus, as well as safeguard our economy.

“This legislation will provide immediate income for American families in the face of this crisis. It also will sustain small businesses during this unprecedented pause by helping them make payroll and keep their workers employed.

“America’s health care workers are fighting an invisible adversary. By passing the CARES Act, Congress is standing with the doctors, nurses, and all health care workers on the frontlines of this war. 

“As a staunch fiscal conservative, I recognize that this legislation is far from perfect. However, it is the only path forward for our nation. Families are hurting, workers are hurting, small businesses are hurting, frontline health care workers are hurting – this is no time for playing political football. This is a time to act. 

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives did our part to come together and deliver tangible relief for Americans in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. This crisis has reaffirmed what we already know - Americans are resilient and we are stronger when we are united.”