Briefly Noted: Rep. Davids calls for new package passage; Westwood Hills leaf removal to take place Dec. 6

Rep. Sharice Davids is calling for congress to remain in session until a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package is passed before key assistance programs end at the start of the new year. File photo.

As COVID-19 relief programs remain at-risk, Rep. Davids calls for new package passage

Although COVID-19 cases nationwide continue to rise, several coronavirus relief programs including pandemic unemployment assistance are set to retire at the end of the year.

That’s why Rep. Sharice Davids has been encouraging congressional leaders to stay in session until a new relief package is passed. Davids said in a press release leaders on both sides of the aisle need to come to an agreement on a “deal that provides for the health, safety and economic security” nationwide. .

“Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, our hospitals are being pushed to the bring and our workers and small businesses are continuing to suffer,” Davids said in the release. “We cannot, in good conscience, go back to our districts for the holiday recess while millions continue to suffer without help from their government.”