NEC Shares Regional COVID Relief Priorities with New England Delegation

As Congress considered a third round of federal relief in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, The New England Council sent a letter to each member of the region’s Congressional delegation outlining top priorities for the New England business community.  A letter was sent to the region’s 12 Senators on March 23, 2020, and a similar letter was sent to each member of the region’s House delegation on March 25, 2020.

READ THE SENATE LETTER.

READ THE HOUSE LETTER.

In the letter, the Council first outlines several specific provisions that would assist the region’s healthcare sector in responding to the crisis, including financial assistance for Community Health Centers (CHCs), support for hospitals, health insurance assistance, and FDA prioritization of COVID-19 related testing, treatment, and vaccines.

In addition to the healthcare-related relief, the Council also recommends other measures that would support the region’s business community and overall economic well being amid the pandemic.  Some of the recommendations the Council outlines include targeted relief for the education and transportation sectors, aid for small businesses, increased funding for low-income heating assistance, and enhanced cyber security requirements given the marked increase in employees working remotely.

The letter was developed based on significant feedback from Council members throughout the region and across a wide array of industries. The Council will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and the needs of our members, and will continue to advocate for relief that will benefit the region’s economy as a whole. We encourage NEC members to contact our staff with any suggestions or feedback on what types of relief would be most useful.

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