Local governors urge Congress to pass COVID-19 relief bill

Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 7:26 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Both Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu are calling on Congress to pass a COVID-19 relief bill.

The $908 billion bill is held up on aid to state and local governments and business liability protections.

Congress is expected to pass a one-week extension to fund the government past Saturday. The hope is to attach a coronavirus relief package onto a larger bill that funds the government

Governor Scott says it has been eight months since the first stimulus package, programs have already run out, and struggling families and businesses are hanging on by a thread.

“It is time to act. There is no more room for partisan positioning and political gamesmanship,” said Scott in a statement.

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