WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) voted in favor of bipartisan legislation to fund the government through FY 2021 and provide support to Idaho’s families, schools, small businesses and health care providers as the country weathers the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislative vehicle for the Consolidated Appropriations Act passed with a vote of 91-7.
“It’s a difficult situation for Idaho right now with COVID cases surging, but we are at the beginning of the end of this pandemic. This bipartisan COVID relief legislation provides much needed, targeted relief as the vaccines developed as part of the successful Operation Warp Speed are delivered throughout the country,” said Risch. “Millions of doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being administered to healthcare workers and people on the frontlines fighting this virus, and more are destined for essential workers, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals soon. While inoculations continue, this COVID relief bill will help stabilize and sustain the American economy while delivering targeted assistance to Idaho families, individuals, and businesses experiencing the greatest need. I am confident this will provide the relief needed to get us through the final stretch of this challenging time and I am confident we will come through this stronger, just as America has so many times.”
Among its provisions, the COVID relief legislation will:
Among its provisions, the FY 2021 omnibus will: