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Tillis “Skinny” Relief Bill Falls Short Of What North Carolinians Need, Even By The President’s Standards

Senator Tillis thinks he has “political cover” to head home after voting for a sham bill that does not provide North Carolinians the relief that they need. Even the President doesn’t think it goes far enough. The bill does not: 

  • Expand health care access during a global pandemic
  • Extend enhanced federal benefits at $600 a week
  • Provide relief for state and local governments, including funding for first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, and sanitation workers

In last week’s debate, Senator Tillis even went as far as dismissing funding for state and local governments as a bailout for “failed states.” 


Senator Tillis can try to hide behind this sham bill, but the fact of the matter is — North Carolinians still don’t have the relief they need during this time of crisis. Instead of working across party lines to bring people together and do the right thing for North Carolinians, he’s just following Mitch McConnell’s orders and looking out for himself.