Budish Issues Statement Regarding Passing of Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

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Devyn Giannetti: (216) 225-9813; dgiannetti@cuyahogacounty.us

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH - Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:

“Today’s passage of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill is incredibly exciting for the residents of Cuyahoga County. I know that while cases and deaths are lessening, too many people are still getting sick and dying. And our economy is far from recovered. Thousands of workers are still out of jobs, kids are still learning remotely and families are still struggling to pay their bills.

“When the first stimulus bill was passed last year, we allotted funds to help ease some of the immediate crises our residents were facing—helping them keep food on the table, preventing them from being evicted from their homes, supporting small businesses, and providing PPE to our frontline workers.

“These efforts are still important, and we will continue to provide rent relief, mortgage assistance and PPE to those who need it. But the pandemic has also shown us some of the long-term issues that exist in our communities. We can now look at where disparities exist, exactly where the need lies and be even more intentional and strategic with where these funds go.

“I am grateful for the allotment of financial support to Cuyahoga County and am grateful to all of our legislators and President Biden for their work in passing this legislation. The need continues to be great and we know that money going out to residents will help ease the burden many of them are currently facing as we continue to fight against this virus.”