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In Stirring Floor Speech, Maxine Waters Dedicates COVID-19 Bill To Sister Dying Of Coronavirus

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In Stirring Floor Speech, Maxine Waters Dedicates COVID-19 Bill To Sister Dying Of Coronavirus





In a stirring moment on the House floor this afternoon, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) dedicated Congress’s $484 billion relief package to her sister, who she said is dying from the coronavirus.

“I not only rise in support of this legislation,” Waters said on the House floor on Thursday.

“I also would like to rise in support of what we’re doing for the health care enhancement act in this bill. And I’m going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., right now infected by the coronavirus,” she added.



The relief package, which has already passed the Senate and is currently being debated in the House, provides $370 billion in funding for small businesses as well as $100 billion for hospitals and coronavirus testing.

Her remarks were the first she’s made that confirmed her sister was seriously ill with the coronavirus.



Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) confirmed Thursday that her eldest brother died of the virus.





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