Resolution urges passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

LANSING, Mich., March 18, 2020 — State Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint) introduced a House Resolution urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).

“We are facing a major challenge for the many Americans who are unable to go to work and provide for their families in the midst of this pandemic,” Cherry said. “It is imperative for us to stand up and provide the necessary resources so that the people of our communities can weather this crisis without losing everything that they have worked to build. This legislation is a lifeline at a critical moment.”

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act would provide for paid sick leave, improve unemployment benefits, secure Medicaid funding, strengthen food assistance, allow for free coronavirus testing and other supportive measures to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Americans.