Hagåtña, Guam - Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has issued the following statement on the progress of the national COVID-19 Relief Package:
“It has been more than six months since Congress passed the first stimulus package, and this nearly $900 billion coronavirus relief package could not have come at a better time. Our people, and people across the nation, have been impacted by COVID-19, and no one can deny that federal assistance is needed.
We have worked personally with the National Governors Association to ensure Guam was included in coronavirus relief efforts for the states and territories. As discussions were ongoing, we made contact with key leaders in the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the House. And our advocacy of the Team Guam message was heard in the White House and among members of the incoming Biden Administration.
We are thankful to the members of Congress for working across party lines to get this package through.”
The COVID-19 relief package is said to include provisions for a second stimulus check, an extension of the pandemic unemployment assistance program, additional unemployment benefits, and an extension of the eviction moratorium among others.