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ACTION ALERT: Congressional COVID Relief Needs Disability Focus

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Senate Republicans continued to hammer out the details of a fourth COVID-19 relief package, which Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he wants to send to President Trump before they recess on August 10. While Leader McConnell has yet to release the bill, it is expected to prioritize COVID liability protections for businesses and include funding to reopen schools, funding for testing, another round of direct-payment checks, and additional funds for small businesses. 

The House-passed plan has several differences, and includes $1 trillion in funding for local governments that the Senate did not include in its package.  You can read more about the differences between the two plans here.

It is possible that Congress will not spend any money to help people with disabilities and the people who support them in this bill. You can help by calling or emailing your members of Congress to tell them about how COVID-19 has changed your life, for example your housing, services, health, school, or work. Every call and email matters.

  • Read the full Action Alert for help with your message.
     
  • Email both your US Senators and US Representative with one click here - all you need to know is your address and what you want to say.  We'll do the rest!  Click here to get started.
     
  • If you prefer to call, you can do so by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 (voice) or (202) 224-3091(tty)
    • Ask to be connected to your Senators (Sen. Charles Grassley & Sen. Joni Ernst) and your Representative.
    • Your US Representative will be one of the following: Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, Steve King, or Dave Loebsack.  Just enter your address here to find out which represents you.