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Shelley Moore Capito: Virus Aid Bill Is 'Wartime Funding'

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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 March 2020 01:49 PM

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the congressional stimulus package for the coronavirus pandemic should be considered "wartime funding" in the fight against the virus.

She made her comments during an interview on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" Wednesday.

"We are in a war against an invisible enemy: this COVID virus," she said. "And so, this is wartime funding. This is disaster funding that is big and broad. And, hopefully, [it] will give us the economic stability and also the supplies for our health workers and care for our health workers to stabilize the situation while we move through these very difficult weeks."

The White House and Senate leaders reached agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to aid businesses, workers, and the healthcare system hit hard by the pandemic.

"The urgency of the package that we have been working on, that is very similar to what the package they agreed to ... would have provided that three or four days ago," Moore Capito said. "But we are where we are.

"They have finally said 'yes' and I think we're ready to push the money out to help our constituents but also to help our employers keep people working, worker's compensation, our hospitals, our cities and counties, and many others. So, this is very good news."

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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the congressional stimulus package for the coronavirus pandemic should be considered "wartime funding" in the fight against the virus.
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