Rep. Gordon, House Pass Measure to Provide More Than $1 Billion in Federal Reimbursement for COVID-19 Needs, Establish Juneteenth Holiday in Massachusetts

BOSTON – Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) along with his House colleagues, passed a supplemental budget to facilitate federal CARES Act funding to reimburse communities affected by COVID-19 and establish Juneteenth as a state holiday in Massachusetts.

The spending measure follows the April passage in Congress of the Federal Cares Act, that requires states to expend funds on items related to COVID-19 for federal reimbursement. The supplemental budget directs funds to address vital needs including personal protective equipment, field hospitals and contact tracing.

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