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Secretary Elaine L. Chao's Statement Following the Passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Into Law

Friday, March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law:

“During times like this, we as a nation realize and appreciate the vital role the transportation infrastructure plays in the  ‘supply chain’ to stock our grocery stores, get needed medicine and equipment to hospitals, and allow the rest of us to carry on our daily lives.  The President and this administration have taken unprecedented measures to protect the American people through a whole-of-government approach in response to the spread of COVID-19. The President’s signing of the CARES Act ensures that critical federal resources will soon reach where they are needed and help workers across the Nation’s transportation system.”