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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on Congressional Democrats’ dangerous decision to prevent a vote in the Senate on a critical coronavirus response package for the second time in as many days:

“The actions of Congressional Democrats over the past 24 hours are a national disgrace. People are sick, families are frightened, our economy has ground to a halt, and workers face unprecedented job loss. Our country needs their government to work for them, and fast. Instead, Democrats are using this national crisis to hold relief hostage unless Congress mandates corporate board diversity requirements and major components of the Green New Deal which will kill American jobs. In their own duplicative version of a relief package, House Democrats are now proposing getting rid of essential resources our border patrol agencies need to mitigate COVID-19 threats at our borders. It is time for the Senate to pass the bipartisan bill that was drafted over the last week. Our citizens are counting on us.”