Golden Statement on Updated HEROES Act Vote

October 2, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) released a statement today following his vote against the updated HEROES Act late last night. 

“Mainers are sick and tired of the grandstanding and empty promises” said Congressman Golden. “I support many of the provisions in this legislation, but my constituents need real relief now, not another partisan package with no chance of becoming law. The White House has signaled a willingness to get a deal — one that would deliver support to millions of struggling families, communities, and small businesses. Congressional leaders need to stop the posturing, meet this moment, and get a deal. Failure should not be an option.”

Congressman Golden voted against an earlier version of the partisan HEROES Act for similar reasons, and he has consistently called for party leaders to put the country’s immediate need for relief above their political concerns.