Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019

Floor Speech

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. HUIZENGA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the people of west Michigan, for the individuals and families who have seen their world turned upside down by COVID-19.

Our neighbors, friends, and family members are losing their income. Small businesses are closing their doors. Manufacturers, big and small, are shuttering their facilities. All this is happening not because of bad business decisions or personal choices but because of a virus.

The CARES Act will deliver critical relief to west Michigan residents, small businesses, and our medical professionals. This package will help tens of thousands of constituents in my district stay employed.

While I don't agree with every proposal included in this bill, the vast majority of it will work directly to provide relief to the people who need it most. Communities across the Nation expect this body to act today.

Finally, I want to say thank you to the first responders, nurses, and doctors who are serving our communities on the front lines. Thank you to the farmers, the food processors, the truck drivers, and those stocking the shelves to make sure goods are available in this time of need.

We are all in this together, Mr. Speaker. God bless America. Let's pass this bill.