Pa. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says Biden should get started on coronavirus relief plan immediately

Written by on November 9, 2020

Pa. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says Biden should get started on coronavirus relief plan immediately

By Brad Klein

November 9, 2020

FILE – This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus.

Results in Pennsylvania clinched a victory for the Biden/Harris ticket on Saturday. 

One of the state’s U.S. Senators is already looking ahead to legislative priorities. 

Speaking with NPR, Democrat Bob Casey said the country’s need for a COVID relief bill cannot wait until the next administration takes office.

“We need a relief bill right now, for food security, more money for Medicaid, more money for state and local governments, a strategy to get deaths down in nursing homes, which is a tragedy within the larger tragedy. So a lot of work to do to get that done. We should start that now, long before there’s a new administration.”

Senator Casey also called for a ‘New Deal’ type jobs program to aid in economic recovery from the pandemic.

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