McConnell to Discuss Federal COVID-19 Relief, Vaccination Distribution in Owensboro
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will visit Owensboro Health Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 1 to discuss Kentucky’s vaccine distribution efforts and the multiple historic and bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills passed last year that are now law.
Last year, Senator McConnell led the Senate to pass five bipartisan rescue packages allocating almost $48 billion for the development of vaccines and treatments through Operation Warp Speed.
The targeted relief bill Senator McConnell negotiated last December devoted $8.75 billion specifically to distribute vaccinations. In January alone, Kentucky received almost $87 million in federal funding to help the state administer vaccine shots.
Since last May, Senator McConnell has visited more than 30 Kentucky healthcare facilities to personally thank healthcare heroes and discuss the $13 billion impact the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is making on Kentucky.
Join our Facebook Live coverage of his remarks on the Owensboro Health Facebook page.