Governors Renew Bipartisan Request for Fiscal Relief for States

National Governors Association Chair Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and NGA Vice Chair New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement:

“The nation’s governors continue to appreciate our collaboration with the federal government throughout this crisis. We have seen progress over the past several weeks with regard to some of our top needs, including ventilators and the availability of personal protective equipment and supplies. We are also grateful to the Administration for expediting emergency funding through the CARES Act.

“We want to thank the president for committing to work with the governors. With the virus continuing to devastate our state economies, the governors have requested $500 billion to address revenue shortfalls. Without this relief, states will be confronted with the prospect of cuts to essential services. This will make it that much harder to have a strong economic recovery, which is a top priority for the president and for all of the governors.

“Now is not the time for partisanship. President Trump’s leadership is needed to break the logjam in the Senate and get this done for the American people.”