WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement after the Senate failed to proceed to debate on a targeted COVID-19 relief package. The motion to proceed on the legislation failed by a 52-47 vote.
“We have an opportunity to either take steps to build on the important provisions we passed as a part of the CARES Act or we can do nothing.
This targeted relief package, while not perfect, includes many important bipartisan provisions which would secure federal unemployment benefits, restart the Paycheck Protection Program, help parents with the expenses of childcare and homeschooling, and help our schools keep kids safe. Families, businesses, and communities in Utah need assistance now, not weeks or months down the road. I’m disappointed that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle would not at the very least vote to move forward with this legislation today so we could have a debate on the merits.”