MEUSER ASKS SECRETARY MNUCHIN TO ISSUE CLARIFYING REGULATIONS ON HOW STATES CAN DISTRIBUTE CARES ACT FUNDS
POTTSVILLE, Pa. – Today, Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, asking for clarifying regulations to prevent governors from weaponizing federally provided funds allocated to states from the CARES Act:
“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently referenced withholding federal CARES funding as part of a threat aimed at counties that do not follow his coronavirus-related closure orders. Such a threat is not in accordance with the legislative intent of the CARES Act. Funds were appropriated by Congress for the purpose of supporting states, counties, and communities as they work to address the coronavirus crisis. I have written a letter to the Department of Treasury requesting that they clearly and indisputably clarify that these funds are to be used to address the needs of our communities, not for leverage purposes by governors."
You can read the full letter HERE