WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement on the bipartisan coronavirus (COVID-19) relief proposal announced today in the U.S. Senate:

“We must do everything we can to provide relief to the millions of families and businesses across the country struggling due to the pandemic. I’m glad we are finally making some headway on a relief package with the bipartisan proposal announced today. Important priorities that I have pushed for are included in this initial proposal, such as funding for testing, vaccine distribution, small businesses, restaurants, and stages like First Avenue. While there is more work to do, this is a good start. Americans need relief now, and we will only find solutions by working together.”