In a letter to all Senators on March 16, MTD President James Hart urged them to act swiftly to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).

Hart wrote, “While this package is not a complete response to the crisis, it is an urgent measure that will get necessary assistance to working people facing serious health and financial risks.”

H.R. 6201 will encourage working people to seek testing for infection by making the tests free for most people covered by employment-based insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. We believe this is a crucial step to contain the spread of the virus.”

Read the text of the full letter here.

3.16.20 US SENATE COVID-19 Legislative Request

The Department urges you to contact your Senator today and tell them to pass HR 6201.