RACINE, WI — Roger Polack, a Racine native and national security expert, applauds the bipartisan passage of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill that guarantees free coronavirus testing, ensures paid sick leave, extends unemployment benefits, and expands food assistance programs.
“We need to put all of our resources on the table to fight COVID-19 and keep Americans safe and healthy. Period,” said Polack. “I would have joined the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans in voting yes on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”
“Republicans, Democrats, and President Trump all worked together in the best interests of our country in a time of crisis – and Bryan Steil refused to be a part of it. His vote is irresponsible and would put too many Wisconsin families, like the one I grew up in living paycheck to paycheck, at risk.”
About Roger Polack
Roger Polack grew up in Racine, one of four children in a blue-collar family. After graduating from Horlick High School, he put himself through UW-Madison and ultimately law school at Georgetown University, studying law at night while working on some of the most pressing national security issues our country faces during the day. He served in the Bush and Obama administrations as an intelligence analyst and then senior policy advisor. Polack deployed to Afghanistan multiple times to take on the Taliban, shut down their financing pipeline, and expose corruption in Afghanistan. He also worked to hold China’s feet to the fire on investment and national security issues and to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Since then he’s served as an attorney focusing on public international law and investigations. He’s running for Congress because he wants to continue serving our country and ensure that every family, just like his own, has the opportunity to build a better life for themselves.