Meng Seeks Personal Protective Equipment and Prescription Drug Refills to be Addressed in Congress’ Third Coronavirus Bill
Mar 22, 2020
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has called for Congress’ third coronavirus relief package to address the serious shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and the need to lift restrictions for prescription drug refills. The Congresswoman made her request in the following letter.
“The shortages of Personal Protective Equipment is creating dire working conditions for our health care workers who are on the frontlines of combating this crisis,” said Meng. “They must have the resources they need to help them do their jobs. It also critical that patients have all the medications they need during this uncertain time which is why restrictions that limit a 30-day supply should be lifted. I hope that both of these measures will be included in the next legislative package, and I will continue to advocate for them.”
Meng’s correspondence follows a letter she sent on Friday that outlines other priorities she is seeking to include in the legislation; items that would address housing, education, small businesses, the U.S. workforce, food security, criminal justice reform and immigration enforcement, and the nation’s health care system.