By Congressman TJ Cox
Rep. TJ Cox File Photo
Rep. TJ Cox File Photo

Congressman TJ Cox this week released the following statement after the House passed the updated Heroes Act, a $2.2 trillion bill that would strengthen the response to COVID-19 and provide critical relief for families, workers, and businesses to deal with the economic hardships caused by the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every single part of our daily lives. We all know someone in the Central Valley who has had their business or their safety threatened by the Coronavirus. The CARES Act was a great step in helping Americans get through this crisis, but my colleagues in Congress and I knew more needed to be done. That’s why we passed the Heroes Act, to ensure that the American people got the assistance they needed to make it through this pandemic. I urge my colleagues in the Senate and the Trump administration to ensure this plan becomes a reality,” said Rep. Cox.  

The updated Heroes Act includes important provisions that will help the people of the Central Valley. 

For families, workers, and students:  

For improving access to healthcare and strengthening our pandemic response:  

For our frontline workers and state and local governments: 

For our small businesses: 

For our farmers and producers:  

The updated Heroes Act also maintains key priorities from the legislation that passed the House in May, providing the absolutely needed resources to protect lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy over the coming months: 

Read the full revised Heroes Act text here