ISSA Implores Congress to Pass Additional COVID-19 Relief

October 1, 2020 ISSA Implores Congress to Pass Additional COVID-19 Relief

ISSA has  joined nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S. to implore Congress to reach a bipartisan deal on legislation to prevent “catastrophic economic harm” that would result if Congress does not pass additional emergency COVID-19 relief before adjourning for the election.

In a letter to U.S. congressional leaders, the signatories stated that “Support for furloughed or laid off employees, critical infrastructure, small businesses, educational institutions, first responders, and all state and local governments that are addressing the ongoing public health and economic impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are priorities we strongly believe require an immediate and unified response from our federal government.”

Highlighting the need for urgent legislative action, the signatories added that “If Congress fails to act, millions of employees will be furloughed or terminated; millions of unemployed Americans will lose their unemployment insurance pandemic benefits; hundreds of thousands of companies will be at risk of closing their doors forever; and the vast majority of state and local governments will have to curtail critical services in order to balance budgets due to a decline in tax revenue.”

“This is a critical moment for the cleaning industry,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “Congress needs to provide a lifeline for workers, customers, and the public to get through this pandemic; to not do so will result in negative economic consequences that will reverberate for decades.”

Take action! Using ISSA’s Action Center, please take a moment to call, email, and tweet your elected officials and urge them to pass additional emergency COVID-19 relief this week. For questions regarding ISSA advocacy, including our response to the pandemic, please contact John Nothdurft, ISSA Director of Government Affairs.