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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued the following statement regarding the federal response to coronavirus:
“President Trump took important actions today to protect Americans from the risk of coronavirus. The President’s national emergency declaration will make up to $50 billion available to state and local governments to combat the threat of the outbreak, while new flexibilities for health care providers and governments will facilitate a rapid, nationwide response. Today’s announcements also demonstrate how the President has enlisted the private sector as a powerful partner as he leads the nation in confronting this challenge.”