WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil released a statement after voting in favor of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. The bill now heads to the Senate.
“Today’s bill provides additional resources to respond to the coronavirus. Included in this bill are resources for state and local public health officials who are on the front lines combatting this disease. Funding will be used to mitigate the coronavirus, develop a vaccine, and allocate medical supplies to states. I will continue to monitor this situation. I encourage all those with questions about the coronavirus to visit cdc.gov for the most accurate and up-to-date information,” said Steil.
Yesterday, Steil was one of 14 lawmakers to meet with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House to discuss ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus. At the briefing, Vice President Pence provided an update on the global spread of the coronavirus. Steil, lawmakers, and Vice President Pence discussed potential impacts of the coronavirus in the United States.
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Steil also participated in a congressional-wide briefing with the following public health experts and Administration officials: Dr. Robert Kadlec, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Health and Human Services; Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health; Dr. Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director, Center for Disease Control; Dr. Stephen Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Mr. Gary Rasicot, Acting Assistant Secretary, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Homeland Security; Mr. David Stilwell, Assistant Secretary for East Asian Pacific Affairs, State Department; Mr. Robert Salesses, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Department of Defense; and Brigadier General (Dr.) Paul Friedrichs, M.D., Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Chiefs of Staff.