Senator Cornyn

Cornyn: Inaction Not an Option on Coronavirus Relief

December 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) urged his colleagues to come to an agreement on a much-needed additional coronavirus relief bill before the holidays. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and audio can be found here.

“For months, additional coronavirus relief was defeated by our Democratic colleagues, who weren’t even interested in the run-up to the election on providing additional relief after the CARES Act passed last March, but hopefully that has all changed now after the election.”

“Negotiators are working around the clock to reach an agreement that will gain the support of both parties and reach the President’s desk before we gavel out for the holidays.”

“But the days are dragging on, and the clock is ticking, and the time is running out.”

“There appear to be a few remaining sticking points in the negotiations, but there is no reason why Congress shouldn’t be able to reach an agreement.”

“We have reached a ‘make it or break it’ moment, and there is no room for inaction.”

“The American people are looking to us to protect their health and their livelihoods, and we cannot let them down.”