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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the tragic milestone of 400,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus:
“Today, the hearts of all Americans break for the 400,000 who have died from the coronavirus – an unfathomable human toll almost beyond comprehension. As one country, we pray for all lost to this vicious virus: children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends. It is our hope that tonight’s National Memorial and Lighting Ceremony may be a comfort to all affected.
“Tomorrow, when President-elect Biden is sworn in, the American people can have confidence that ‘help is on the way.’ The Biden-Harris emergency coronavirus relief package delivers the big, bold and urgent action that Congressional Democrats have been fighting for – including swift and equitable distribution of the vaccine to crush the virus, bigger direct payment checks, support for state and local government, extended unemployment insurance, and more aid for small businesses, renters and others who are struggling.
“As we mourn this devastating milestone, we must come together to move past the failed Trump response to crush the virus and deliver robust, real relief now.”
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