WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement on the Senate’s vote to pass a supplemental funding package to protect against the coronavirus:
“The threat of coronavirus is serious, and today the Senate took an important step to ensure our federal, state and local governments have the tools necessary to help protect against the spread of the virus. The Senate passed an $8.3 billion supplemental funding package to supply test kits, quarantine locations, additional medical staff, further research on the virus and more. I am pleased that Kansas will receive $6 million to bolster the state’s efforts to protect against the coronavirus. This funding is an important step in protecting the health of the American people, and I will continue to work with the administration, state and health officials to make certain we are ready on all fronts to stop the spread of this virus.”
Items to Note:
- Sen. Moran spoke with HHS Secretary Alex Azar about proposed supplemental funding for the coronavirus.
- Sen. Moran met with Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Dr. Lee Norman to discuss how the state can be engaged in helping combat the coronavirus.
- Sen. Moran met with Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff of the Army General James McConville to learn more about preventative measures the Army is taking to protect Fort Riley soldiers who are serving near infected areas in South Korea.
- Click here for more information on the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental package.