July 22, 2020

Harris Hails Committee Passage of Racial Disparities Amendment to COVID-19 Task Force Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday released the following statement after her amendment based on the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force Act passed out of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:

“COVID-19 has affected people of color at alarming rates and highlighted longstanding racial disparities in our health care system. I introduced my COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force Act  to bring together experts in health equity and government leaders to make data-driven recommendations on how to allocate lifesaving resources—like PPE, test kits, and vaccines—to the communities hardest hit by this pandemic. I thank my colleagues on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for coming to the table and supporting key provisions of my bill.”

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