Congressman Mitchell Applauds Passage of H.R. 266 and Calls for Congress to Fulfill Constitutional Duties

April 23, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after voting for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which today passed the House of Representatives and awaits signature by President Trump:


“It is good that Congress has finally, after 10 days of partisan games by Democrat Leadership, passed additional economic and health care relief for the American people. Particularly important is the additional funding to the Paycheck Protection Program that helps our struggling small businesses, as well as the aid to healthcare providers and hospitals. At the same time, it is unacceptable that Congress is not remaining in Washington to fulfill all our Constitutional duties. I call on House leadership to work together to fully reengage every Member of Congress on our work as the nation continues to battle the health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus.”


Earlier today Congressman Mitchell spoke on the House floor in support of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. You can view his remarks here or below.

Remarks as prepared for delivery:


“I rise in support of HR 266 which provides additional financial support for small businesses and hospitals.  Our nation continues to struggle with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.


But I also must comment on the nature of this legislative body during this crisis. We passed the CARES Act almost 30 days ago. Since then – the lights have been off here!


Today we vote for one critical item and depart – again. I will vote aye on this relief package, but I stress:


Congress must get back to work – here, in the Capitol. We – ALL - must resume our full duties and obligations to the Constitution and most importantly to the American people – both of which we took an oath to preserve and protect.”


For updates on the Coronavirus, you can visit Congressman Mitchell’s website, where our office is posting the latest information and up to date resources.