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Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Signing of the CARES Act


Thank you President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and our Congressional leaders of both parties for your work to pass today's historic legislation to bring much needed relief to the American people and our businesses. President Trump’s signing of the CARES Act today authorizes the rapid delivery of more than $2 trillion in critical aid for American workers, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

In support of President Trump’s whole-of-government approach to combatting this virus, the Commerce Department has immediately begun to implement the CARES Act. From technical assistance and development grants to export support and supply chain analysis, our Department will be at the forefront of providing American businesses and workers with the resources they need during this time.

Our nation will defeat this unprecedented health challenge together and today’s legislative achievement by the President and Congress sets the stage for a swift and strong American come-back.