“The COVID-19 interim supplemental offered by Democratic leadership is the best and only offer on the table for state and local governments right now," states the organizations.
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The National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors in a joint press release called on Congress to immediately pass relief to local governments.
“On Saturday, the three organizations made it clear that direct, flexible relief to local governments of all sizes is desperately needed as local governments continue to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the release.
“The COVID-19 interim supplemental offered by Democratic leadership is the best and only offer on the table for state and local governments right now. We simply can’t wait any longer.”
“We urge Congress to unite, putting aside partisan differences and on Monday pass dedicated and flexible funding for all local governments. We are working at the county and municipal level as partners to provide unique and non-duplicative services to protect public health and economic stability, despite significant losses of revenue as a result of public health measures requiring a pause on most economic activity,” stated the organizations.