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Kennedy pushes Problem Solvers Caucus relief plan

By David Wildstein, September 17 2020 2:00 pm

Democratic congressional candidate Amy Kennedy today applauded a bi-partisan “March to Common Ground” coronavirus relief package assembled by the Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus, saying that “South Jersey urgently needs help.”

“It has been almost two months since meaningful action in Congress,” Kennedy said.  “This package doesn’t include everything we need, but it moves the ball forward to actually get some additional relief to the people who need it now.”

Kennedy, a mental health advocate and public school teacher, is challenging freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) in New Jersey’s 2nd district.  Van Drew was elected as a Democrat in 2018 and switched parties in 2019 after refusing to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The “March to Common Ground” package includes funding for health care and direct relief payment and enhanced unemployment benefits.  The proposal also includes investments in schools, local governments and small businesses.

“I hope this bipartisan proposal will bring Senate Republicans and the White House to the negotiating table,” Kennedy said.  “People are suffering and they deserve leaders who care more about finding real solutions than playing political games.”

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