Gianforte Urges Relief “Funding for County Governments of All Sizes”
Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers recently urged House leaders to provide flexibility in emergency funding to county governments in a future COVID-19 relief package.
In the letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Gianforte and the lawmakers write, “As you consider the next COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief package, we write to urge you to support dedicated and robust funding for county governments of all sizes across the country.”
Gianforte and the lawmakers emphasized the unique needs of smaller counties in rural and frontier areas, writing, “We are particularly concerned that smaller and more rural counties—which need to continue operating their hospitals, emergency response centers, and more—receive adequate resources to successfully address the needs of their residents. As such, we urge you to disburse funding directly to localities to ensure that these allocations more closely reflect the special role and critical responsibilities of country governments of all sizes during this public health crisis.”