Hastings' Statement on the Introduction of the Reopen America Act of 2020

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 17, 2020 | comments

Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after he joined Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) as an original cosponsor in introducing H.R. 6525, the Reopen America Act of 2020 (RAA), legislation that will establish a comprehensive national effort to re-open our economy while aggressively protecting public health against recurring COVID-19 disease outbreaks:

“I am proud to be an original cosponsor of H.R.6525, the Reopen America Act (RAA). Where President Trump uses his bankrupt intuition to address the COVID-19 pandemic, supporters of the RAA rely on science and principles of good governance. We will defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, but in order to do so, we will need to implement robust population testing, contact tracing, and treatment, all of which are soundly based on science. I urge leadership to make the RAA part of the next CARES package.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Dean and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.


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