Shelby: Senate Democrats Continue to Block COVID Relief for Struggling American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats, again, blocked a targeted relief package to aid American families and businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic:


“Democrats’ all-or-nothing approach continues to hurt American families and small businesses.  Both parties agree that more funding is needed for PPP, unemployment insurance, schools, testing, and vaccines.  This package would have provided hundreds of billions of dollars for these critical priorities.  Yet Democrats stood in the way, once again, because it did not include their partisan demands.  Families and businesses are struggling.  This senseless gridlock must stop for their sake.  They deserve better.”