Pelosi Statement on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

March 26, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Senate passed the third coronavirus response bill:

“Our nation faces the worst pandemic in over fifty years.  Urgent action continues to be needed to address this threat to the lives and livelihood of the American people. 

“Tonight, the Senate voted on legislation which, thanks to the leadership of Congressional Democrats, has been turned upside down from a Republican corporate focus to a Democratic workers-first focus.  I’m especially pleased that we defeated Republicans’ cruel last-minute attempt to claw back the $600 in expanded Unemployment Insurance that will provide desperately needed relief to so many workers losing their jobs. 

“On Friday, the House will take up the  legislation with strong bipartisan support.”