Blue Dog Leadership Calls for Balanced Economic Rescue Package that Focuses on the Middle Class

Mar 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Lou Correa (CA-46), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—published an essay on Medium calling for a balanced economic rescue package that focuses on the middle class. Specifically, the Co-Chairs called on Congress to produce an economic rescue package that ensures large corporations will not misuse taxpayer dollars, while also giving businesses the necessary resources to survive, because the fate of employees and the future of United States economy depend on it. 


Below is an excerpt:


“When it comes to addressing the economic crisis, Congress must do all that it can to keep workers tethered to their jobs, support the unemployed and ensure businesses survive so that workers have jobs when we emerge from this crisis. Businesses must do all that they can to act in good faith by protecting as many employees as possible while also keeping their operations afloat. If one or the other does not hold up their end of the bargain, the consequences will be felt for far longer than this pandemic will last. If both the federal government and the private sector succeed, we could become far more united and stronger as a nation.”


Click here to read the full essay.