Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Territories, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, June 30, 2020 [open pdf - 30MB]
This is the June 30, 2020 hearing on "Impacts of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Pandemic in the Territories," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Lisa Murkowski: "All of our states face challenges in fighting the spread and the impact of COVID-19, but I think it is fair to say that the territories face additional hurdles. You have limited capacity to handle a health pandemic, to the economies with fewer sources of revenue that are severely harmed by the economic shutdown, particularly those that are dependent upon tourism. [...] Congress has passed four funding bills to address the COVID- 19 outbreak and while I know these bills do not contain everything that everyone wanted to have included, we did seek to ensure that the measures work for the territories where federal programs are not necessarily implemented in the same manner as the states. [...] My hope is that today's hearing will provide us with a better understanding of what has worked so far, what needs to be adjusted and what additional measures should be considered." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Aumua Amata Radewagen, Stacey Plaskett, Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, and Michael F.Q. San Nicholas.
S. Hrg. 116-374; Senate Hearing 116-374
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