The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks and commends the Democratic members of New Jersey’s congressional delegation and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for voting to pass the HEROES Act, a major piece of pro-labor legislation that would aid working families who continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 1,800-page legislation passed 208-199 on Friday, May 15.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO urges Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the measure to the Senate, and for the Senate to pass the HEROES Act and send it to President Trump for his signature.
The HEROES Act sets up a new round of payments to individual Americans, up to $6,000 per family; extends unemployment benefits; provides a new employee-retention tax credit; allots $200 billion for hazard pay for essential workers; and provides nearly $1 trillion for state, local and tribal governments, among other ways to support working families.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks Reps. Donald Norcross, D-1st District, Andy Kim, D-3rd District, Josh Gottheimer, D-5th District, Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th District, Tom Malinowski, D-7th District, Albio Sires, D-8th District, Bill Pascrell Jr., D-9th District, Donald Payne Jr., D-10th District, Mikie Sherrill, D-11th District and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12th District, for standing with hard-working Americans with their votes Friday.
Not supporting this pro-labor legislation were Reps. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd District, and Chris Smith, R-4th District.