I am extremely concerned by the documents released today, which show that FEMA has only provided the state of Maryland with a fraction of the critical medical supplies our state has requested to fight the coronavirus.
We write as the Maryland Congressional Delegation in strong support of the March 24, 2020, request for an expedited major Disaster Declaration for the State of Maryland as a result of the impacts of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Given the various protective measures being put in place by the state, numerous businesses are reporting substantive impacts on their business operations, which is creating an immediate adverse impact on small businesses and their employees.
“[T]he National Capital Region is home to over six million residents and the seat of the federal government, with hundreds of thousands of military and civilian employees serving the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Defense, and other mission critical agencies.
As our state and our nation confront a growing public health crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, I brought critical legislation to the House Floor tonight to address some of the economic impacts that families will face in the days and weeks ahead.